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Republican Strategist Brad Blakeman Claims Obama Supports 'Statutory Rape' (Video)

| by Michael Allen
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Republican strategist Brad Blakeman claimed this morning that President Obama was complicit in encouraging criminal activity because he (and the FDA) support the morning-after pill without a prescription for girls as young as 15.

According to ThinkProgress.org, Blakeman compared contraception to cancer-causing cigarettes and claimed that having sex at 14 or 15 was "statutory rape" (video below).

However, according to the Department of Health and Human Services, many states allow minors to have sex with minors. Statutory rape is usually defined as an adult having sex with a minor.

“This makes no sense at all,” Blakeman told Fox News. “You have to be 18 years old to buy a pack of cigarettes. And the president is also encouraging criminal behavior because in most jurisdictions in America, engaging in sexual intercourse at 14, 15 years old is statutory rape. So the president is somehow saying, ‘If you engage in that activity, criminal behavior, that’s okay because the government is going to provide you the out for your bad decision making.’”

“This strips away the moral fabric of our country,” Blakeman later said. “It’s the government basically being complicit in a criminal act.

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Sources: NYTImes.com, HHS.gov, ThinkProgress.org