PolitiFact: Fact-checking Charlie Crist on GOP Platform and the 'Akin Amendment'

7:15 PM, Aug 27, 2012   |    comments
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Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist

Tampa, Florida -- Former Governor Charlie Crist attacked the Republican platform in an op-ed piece for the Tampa Bay Times, where he backed President Barack Obama.

He says the platform bans abortion even in cases of rape.

The PolitiFact team checked into Crist's statement, "Look no further than the inclusion of the Akin amendment in the Republican Party platform, which bans abortion, even for rape victims."

They evaluated whether Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin's views are part of the GOP 2012 platform and if there is such a thing as an "Akin amendment."

PoltiFact's Angie Holan joins us during out Republican National Convention Special to break down their fact checking on Crist's statement.

Here's a link to the PolitiFact on Crist and the GOP platform.

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