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President Obama, Not Todd Akin, is the Extremist on Abortion

By on 8.29.12 | 1:57PM

The pro-life Susan B. Anthony List has released a powerful ad highlighting President Obama's opposition to a bill in the Illinois legislature that would have protected infants born alive after botched abortions.

The spot is an effective counter-thrust to the ample mileage that Democrats have gained from the "legitimate rape" fiasco. It also demonstrates how powerful perception is in politics. Undoutedly, more Americans today know about Todd Akins' gaffe than about Obama's extreme record on the sanctity of unborn human life. A sign of the times, and of our sound-bite driven political cycle.

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