Mass Dems: Scott Brown’s Radical Senate Candidates Stand With Akin to Redefine Rape

Scott Brown has given thousands of dollars to other Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate who would redefine rape.



Scott Brown has donated thousands of dollars to fellow Republican candidates after they sponsored legislation to redefine rape as “forcible rape”

BOSTON – As Rep. Todd Akin’s despicable comments on “legitimate rape” rightfully provoke outrage, the Massachusetts Democratic Party reminds voters that Republican U.S. Senator Scott Brown has given thousands of dollars to other Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate who would redefine rape as “forcible rape” and threaten women’s rights if, with Brown, they gain control of the U.S. Senate.
Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan also supports the bill.
Brown’s PAC, SCOTTPAC, has made campaign contributions to four House members, including three U.S. Senate candidates, after they cosponsored the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.
Scott Brown is supporting a Vice Presidential nominee and three of his fellow senate candidates who want to redefine rape, excluding protections to victims of violent sexual assaults. Brown donated to current Senate candidates Rep. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-MT), and Rep. Rick Berg (R-ND), as well as Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA). The Republican nominee for Vice President, Paul Ryan, also cosponsored the bill.
“Scott Brown is supporting Republicans with a dangerous agenda for women throughout the Commonwealth and across the country,” said Massachusetts Democratic Party Executive Director Clare Kelly. “Brown is doling out his campaign cash to aid extreme conservatives who want to redefine ‘rape’ and roll back critical protections for women – and they will, if they gain control of the Senate and the White House.”
Scott Brown has made campaign contributions to the following supporters of the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act that would redefine rape:
Scott Brown's PAC contributed $5,000 to Jeff Flake for US Senate Inc[OpenSecrets.org, Accessed 8/20/12]
Scott Brown's PAC contributed $10,000 to Montanans for Rehberg [OpenSecrets.org, Accessed 8/20/12]
Scott Brown's PAC contributed $5,000 to Berg for Senate [OpenSecrets.org, Accessed 8/20/12]
Scott Brown's PAC contributed $10,000 to Denham for Congress [OpenSecrets.org, Accessed 8/20/12]

A complete list of cosponsors can be found here.  

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Alan August 22, 2012 at 08:49 PM
What a load of BS. How about Teddy K killing a girl and leaving the scene or Barney Frank's house in DC being used as a homosexual brothel. That is alright because they are Democrats? I can't wait until November
Rich August 30, 2012 at 04:53 PM
Awesome comment
Stumpgrinder September 05, 2012 at 06:12 PM
I have watched as Elizabeth Warren and the Mass. Democratic Party has tried, in vain, to smear Scott Brown. Everyone should note that they placed a non-functional link at the bottom of this story. It was non-functional 30 minutes after it was written. Why would it be non-functional? Perhaps, the anonymous author did not want you to know that there were 227 co-sponsors of this bill. Brown, allegedly, contributed to 3. That is barely over 1%: a number just a little bit higher than Elizabeth Warren's percentage of her American Indian bloodline. While she hopped in her SUV on Martha's Vineyard, and counted her $7,000.00 paycheck for the week, Brown was out in his old pickup (OK, it's been a great propoganda tool, but it says that he's watching his, and hopefully my pennies) and doing some old fashioned stumping. I have yet to hear his side smear Warren; which is all I have seen & heard her side spend their money on. What is she bringing to the table? What is she going to do? Is she better than Brown because she says she is? If she is just figuring out that she has to offer something other than the fact that she is a 1%er disguising herself under the Democratic banner, she is nothing more than the proverbial wolf in sheep's clothing. Massachusetts: where if you are not a Democrat, you are subject to smear and deception by your opponent. Here's the link that works: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_Taxpayer_Funding_for_Abortion_Act
Doria Alberg September 07, 2012 at 03:42 PM
Stumpgrinder, you're painting with a wide brush. BOTH parties are doing their best to smear the other party. Scott Brown has been really good about NOT doing this, in fact, I admire him for it. But, I truely feel the Republicans, should they get the majority vote in the house, will set woman's rights back 100 years. Who are they to tell me what to do with my body?
Stumpgrinder September 07, 2012 at 05:34 PM
I believe that there are too many Republican women, both in and out of office, to allow that to happen. The backlash of EVERY women, should your scenario occur, would destroy the party, and two years later, women would have more and better equality.
Rick September 12, 2012 at 12:31 PM
" I truely feel the Republicans, should they get the majority vote in the house, will set woman's rights back 100 years." 100 years? Can you tell me how you came to this conclusion? With facts not rhetoric please.
ella watson September 12, 2012 at 07:48 PM
We will all wait nervously for your answer....this is exciting.......were all ears. Tell me what Brown and Romney (republican party) have DONE for Women in Massachusetts.?........... and the country? Tell me what Brown and Romney (republican party are GOING TO DO for women in massachusetts?.............and the country?
ella watson September 13, 2012 at 12:46 AM
....Maybe I should put out some milk and cookies for Santa..going to be a long wait..:)
ella watson September 13, 2012 at 04:41 PM
Well I put Rip Van Winkle On Patch Watch Duty..To see if anyone will give an answer to my QUESTIONS..above Where are all the Republicans?..Call your Party for advice, Or do you want to leave us hanging and swinging in the wind...Like you have done in the past..NO PLAN for the Present , or the Future. Here is your chance..your dime...go for it ..you have nothing to loose...OR DO YOU?
ella watson September 14, 2012 at 01:16 PM
Paul Ryan represents this view, full throat: He is a sponsor of the "Sanctity of Human Life Act," which gives states the right to ban abortions without exception. He seeks cuts to Medicaid funding and shifting distribution of those funds from the federal government to the state governments, thereby likely obviating the constitutional protection Roe provides. He voted for the Pence Amendment, which would have eliminated federal funding of Planned Parenthood's provision of reproductive health services, i.e., birth control, (and not abortion). According to one writer, "...he (Ryan) has checked every box on the anti-abortion list. That includes support for 'personhood' (constitutional) amendments that protect life from conception -- in other words, completely banning abortion."( Huff.2012)
MO September 14, 2012 at 02:56 PM
Planned Parenthood should be privately funded not taxpayer funded.Mitt Romney believes that abortion should be legal in cases of rape, incest and the mother’s health.
ella watson September 18, 2012 at 02:13 PM
Both romney and ryan donated to AKIN's campaign..AFTER akins made his true feelings about rape know in the media..R&R are not for any rape but forced..the word rape alone means violent action... is force. what ..do you think women are raped with a feather. They are not for women. please provide a link where they say that they are for RAPE. we are all waiting to read it....and again we wait.
Doria Alberg September 18, 2012 at 11:25 PM
Rick, no rhetoric here. Both Romney and Ryan said they would get rid of Planned Parenthood....which many families rely on. How about a woman's right to choose whether she wants to keep a baby??? Or should we go back to when women had abortions on kitchen tables with dirty instruments. Rick, are you married? What happens if your wife gets raped and becomes pregnant from that violent act? Wouldn't you and your spouse want the right to choose what you do with that pregnancy? I'm not 'for' abortion. But I feel everyone has a right to do with their body what they want, not what the government tells us to do with it. I think a woman should be able to keep on choosing what happens to her body. I feel Brown can be wishy washy and changes his mind, similiar to the tactic Romeny has used in the past. I would rather see a Democrat get voted in so that the Republican's don't have the majority vote.
Vince October 10, 2012 at 04:24 PM
What is happening to women? How about what is happening to men? Such a stupid argument and it looks like that's all it is. An argument.


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