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List Rules U.S. politicians who have voted to take away women's rights or who have used anti-women rhetoric

There are candidates who are pro-life, whose views may prevent them from condoning abortion, but who still manage to maintain a certain respect for women. Not enough to give women complete control over their own bodies, but not as dismissive as these Congressional candidates. The candidates listed here take contempt for women to a completely different realm. Most of the people listed here want to outlaw some forms of birth control. There are multiple candidates whose ignorance of biology and women's bodies lets them say that rape rarely, if ever, results in pregnancy. Another equated an out-of-wedlock pregnancy with rape, since both shame the woman's father. Other candidates rant against abortion and yet cut funding for childcare or neglect to pay child support for their own children--both choices which make women's lives more difficult. And some made it onto this list due to their complete antipathy for women; they accuse any woman who stands up for herself of being un-ladylike, as though women should always behave as if attending a cotillion in 1952. Cast your vote here for the worst candidate of all for women!

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Todd Akin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
Todd Akin age 68

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Spencer Bachus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women

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Paul Ryan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
Paul Ryan age 45

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Eric Cantor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
Eric Cantor age 52

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Pete Hoekstra is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
Pete Hoekstra age 62

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Steve King is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
Steve King age 66

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Jim Renacci is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
Jim Renacci age 57

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Rick Berg is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
Rick Berg age 56

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George Allen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
George Allen age 63

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Michele Bachmann is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women

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Tom Smith is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
Tom Smith Died at 67 (1886-1953)

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Mike Pompeo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
Mike Pompeo age 52

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Allen West is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
Allen West age 54

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Joe Walsh is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
Joe Walsh age 54

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Duncan D. Hunter is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women

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Richard Mourdock is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women

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Paul Gosar is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
Paul Gosar age 57

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Ted Cruz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
Ted Cruz age 45

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Darrell Issa is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
Darrell Issa age 62

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Trent Franks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
Trent Franks age 58

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Alan Nunnelee is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
Alan Nunnelee age 57

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Paul Broun is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
Paul Broun age 69

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Roy Blunt is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
Roy Blunt age 65

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Chris Smith is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
Chris Smith age 62

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Steve Stockman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women

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Louie Gohmert is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
Louie Gohmert age 62

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Roger Wicker is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
Roger Wicker age 64

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John Carter is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
John Carter age 74

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Roscoe Bartlett is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women

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Kristi Noem is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
Kristi Noem age 44