Dems: GOP platform includes ‘Akin’ plank

TAMPA -- The Democratic National Committee is unimpressed with language adopted by Republicans as part of their platform on abortion, which opposes abortion but is silent on whether exceptions should be allowed for rape and incest if the practice were made illegal.

The party circulated a story from Buzzfeed's Zeke Miller on the action by the GOP's platform committee in Tampa with this subtle headline: "Akin plank adopted in GOP platform."

Rosalind Helderman is a political enterprise and investigations reporter for the Washington Post.
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