Press Release of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer

For Immediate Release:
August 20, 2012  
Washington D.C. Office (202) 224-3553

Boxer Statement on Comments from GOP Congressman and Senate Candidate Todd Akin  

Washington, D.C.
– Senator Boxer today released the following statement in response to the comments of Congressman Todd Akin (R-MO) concerning abortion in cases of rape:

"Congressman Akin’s comments about the violent crime of rape are beyond outrageous and another chapter in the War on Women that is increasingly dangerous for women's health and lives. It is important to note that this outburst is an outgrowth of the GOP march to the right when it comes to a woman's health.

“Even Republican leaders like Paul Ryan are co-sponsoring the personhood legislation that is so radical that it would deny women birth control and in-vitro fertilization.

“I hope that the Republicans in the House and Senate will stop their attacks on women and instead work towards progress for all the people of our nation.”