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Women of the RNC

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Sarah Palin isn't slated to speak at this year's Republican National Convention, but the Republican Party hopes to shine the spotlight on other conservative-minded women.


Jezebel compiled a roundup of some of the women to watch that included Mia Love, the mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah who running for Congress. Love, who is of Haitian descent, has promised to take apart the Congressional black causes if she is elected in November, according to Jezebel, which quoted her as saying:


[Black members of Congress] sit there and ignite emotions and ignite racism when there isn't. They use their positions to instill fear. Hope and change is turned into fear and blame. Fear that everybody is going to lose everything and blaming Congress for everything instead of taking responsibility.

The presidential debate in recent weeks has devoted a large amount of time on women's issues--particularly abortion rights. After Republican Mitt Romney announced U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) as his running mate, Democrats pounced on Ryan's record on abortion. A few days later, U.S. Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) made his "legitimate rape" comments.

On Monday, Romney tried clarifying his position on the issue. In an interview with CBS, Romney said favors abortions in the event of rapes and incest and when a mother's health is threatened.

Romney's views on abortion have evolved over the years. As he campaigned against Sen. Edward Kennedy in 1994, Romney said he would not "not force our beliefs on others on that matter." But by 2005, Romney began referring to himself publicly as pro-life.

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