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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 story is posted on multiple Patch sites.]

Bill Montague August 25, 2012 at 02:47 PM
I am for Elizabeth Warren - I hear only good things about her! Besides I favor women over men! I think we men have made a mess of our world! I want to give all Women a Chance to see what they can do. Cheers! Bill Montague
ADAM ALIU-OTOKITI August 26, 2012 at 07:40 AM
Go Baby! Go!!
Nicole Elise August 26, 2012 at 09:03 PM
I'm sick of this fake "war on women".... I am a woman and this type of thinking is ridiculous and very harmful. Today women have never been stronger, more respected and graced with such amazing opportunity. This fake war drags us all back to the last century. Yes, Akin's comments were horrendous, yet this one man's ideology does not speak for the entire republican party. Go Scott Brown!

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