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Brown-Warren: Do You Believe There's a War on Women?

Trailing in the latest polls, Elizabeth Warren charged Scott Brown is part of a Republican war on women. Do you agree, or is this just a stunt?

Senator Scott Brown has opened up a lead over challenger Elizabeth Warren in a new poll released Tuesday. Public Policy Polling has Brown over Warren by five points. 

On the stump, however, Warren's on the offensive, saying Brown and the Republican party are waging a war on women. She's pointed to comments by Missouri Senate hopeful Todd Akin as the latest evidence of that war. Akin has been roundly condemned by liberals and conservatives alike for his statement that it's rare for women to become pregnant after a "legitimate rape." Akin has apologized and attempted to clarify his statement, saying he meant "forcible rape."

Brown has publicly called on Akin to drop out of the race, and asked that the Republican party soften its stance on abortion

What do you think? Is Warren right about Republicans trying to claw back women's rights? Did Brown call for Akin's withdrawal to blunt these attacks? Or are Warren's claims about a war on women just the smoke and mirrors of a losing campaign? Tell us what you think in the comments section below.

[Editor's note: This item is posted on all Boston Patches.]

T Rex September 01, 2012 at 02:15 AM
There is one candidate in this election is going to protect that dream, a leader to fight hard to keep the promise of America for the next generation. And that is why we must stand up and make Mitt Romney the next president of the United States. Thank you! Susana Martinez Governor, New Mexico Republican
Ima September 01, 2012 at 12:34 PM
Nooreen, Your the one who neeeds to shut-up, you're the pot stirrer who attempts to call pople out if you don't like what they say or how they say it. Your the equivalent of a cyber bully. Take your offended sensibilities and just shut up. This is AMERIKA after all; with protected rights and guarantees of FREE SPEECH. Your "cry-baby, Matt do something about Mouthy" is a case in point. What would meeting in person do, or having people's real names do for you! You'd still be a control freak! Let the chips and words follow where they may. You are a censor and nearly as vapid as Bette. Toughen up or shut-up or get out of the wordsmithing game and read whatever sanitized publications that keep your silly illusions of a nice life in CTOWN!
T Rex September 01, 2012 at 06:21 PM
FROM: Recent Women Grads TO: Obama RE: Where are the JOBS you promised us. That is the real war against women, where are their JOBS.
Marianne Faithfull September 01, 2012 at 06:59 PM
Timmy, remove the tinfoil hat slowly and run to your nearest acute psych unit, immediately. Lovingly, The GOP (et al)
T Rex September 01, 2012 at 09:52 PM
Thanks for the notoriety electro LUX

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