Claire McCaskill

Diana (extended version) - Oct. 10, 2012

Claire McCaskill
October 10, 2012
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Campaign status: Won

MCCASKILL: I'm Claire McCaskill and I approve this message.

WOMAN (Diana): I'm a Republican voter, I'm pro-life, and I'm a rape survivor. I'm here today because what Todd Akin said was wrong. I feel that it's important that Missouri voters hear it straight from someone who survived sexual assault what it's like to address these topics that he so callously disregarded. I choose not to take the plan B pill because I felt strongly about my pro-life values, but it was something that I needed to decide for me. I can't imagine what it would be like for any survivor to go into a hospital, complete one of those rape kits, and not have the plan B pill as an option. For Todd Akin to take that option away for sexual assault survivors is to victimize them all over again.