Posted: Aug 21, 2012 10:51 PM by Associated Press
Updated: Aug 21, 2012 10:51 PM
TAMPA, FL. (AP) - Republicans meeting in Tampa, Fla., are adopting a party platform calling for a constitutional amendment outlawing abortion without specific exceptions for rape or incest, a position at odds with GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
The Republican National Committee's platform committee approved the plank, the same as it adopted in 2008, as GOP officials, including leading social conservatives, called on congressman Todd Akin to quit his Senate bid in Missouri after saying that a woman's body is able to prevent pregnancy in what he called "a legitimate rape."
A member of the platform committee confirms to The Associated Press that the plank has been adopted, but the official requested not to be identified because the committee is still meeting.
Romney opposes abortion but supports exceptions in cases of rape.
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