• Petitioned Rep. John Boehner

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Rep. John Boehner

Remove Todd Akin from Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

    1. Susan Spencer
    2. Petition by

      Susan Spencer

      Rochester, NY

As a PhD candidate in Microsystems Engineering, a woman, and a mother I am both horrified and offended by Representative Akin's views on rape, rape trauma, and pregnancy. His comments show an inability to have basic scientific understanding of the workings of a female uterus, and a complete lack of empathy for victims of rape. This man should not be allowed to serve on a committee that has jurisdiction over non-defense federal scientific research and development.

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      Susan Spencer
      Petition Organizer

      This guy isn't going to drop his reelection campaign; we need to ensure that he is removed from his position on the Committee! Please share this with your friends and family.

      Thanks,

      Susan

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    • Anthony Rooper UPPER SANDUSKY, OH
      • about 2 years ago

      because we deserve a future

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    • J McCune KENMORE, WA
      • about 2 years ago

      Mr. Akin's knowledge of science is insufficient for him to serve upon this committee. Also, he does not respect women.

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    • Corene Rohrer MOUNT GRETNA, PA
      • about 2 years ago

      There should not be anyone on the science committee that obviously doesn't know anything about science. Also, he does not respect women

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    • Mary Ann Smith NEWPORT NEWS, VA
      • about 2 years ago

      Anyone this ignorant about science should not be serving on the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. His detailed interest in rape is also very creepy.

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    • Sabrina Dier SOUTH PLYMOUTH, NY
      • about 2 years ago

      Politicians need to think before they make comments. Lately it seems that people rning for office just blurt out ridiculous comments that end up being offensive an hurtful

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