FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- First Lady Michelle Obama generally pulls her punches when she stumps for her husband – keeping the tone upbeat and the political attacks on her husband’s GOP rival veiled. But even an indirect reference to abortion rights felt like a direct hit during a campaign rally Wednesday.
As the Republicans try to contain the fallout of Missouri Rep. Todd Akin’s “legitimate rape” comment, Obama had only to mention the word “choice” and the crowd went crazy.
“Make sure that you tell people that your president believes that women should be able to make our own choices about our healthcare,” Obama said, getting drowned out by the eruption of cheers.
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