The 2012 Republican platform supports a federal ban on abortion without exception for rape and incest victims. This position is echoed by recent comments from Todd Akin, Paul Ryan and Rick Santorum. In the following MoveOn video, actress and activist Lisa Edelstein asks, "Why is Romney and Ryan's GOP trying to send women back to the back alley?" Watch:
Studies by the Guttmacher Institute and the World Health Organization found that outlawing abortion doesn't make it less frequent–only less safe. Both studies also found that widespread access to contraception is the best way to reduce the abortion rate.