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Decision 2012 / Obama vs. Romney / Akin / Abortion #1029481

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 22, 2012
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The distraction for the Republican Party following Representative Todd Akin’s explosive remarks on rape and abortion featured; scenes shown of Mitt Romney and Representative Paul Ryan on the campaign trail; details given about Ryan’s sponsorship of an anti-abortion bill with Akin and Romney’s switch from his earlier support of anti-abortion activist Dr. John Willke††; Willke’s remarks about rape quoted. [AKIN – says he is strong in his belief of pro-life.] [RYAN – says he’s comfortable with Romney’s policy.] [Christian Broadcasting Network David BRODY†- says Romney didn’t want to have anything to do with abortion.] [Senator Claire McCASKILL – says Akin is outside the mainstream.]

Williams, Brian;
Mitchell, Andrea

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