Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Ryan calls rape a "method of conception"
When the Republicans’ vice presidential nominee, Paul Ryan, implies that rape is just another “method of conception," he clearly believes the government should force women to take their pregnancy to term if they are impregnated by a rapist or a blood relative. Though Ryan has tried to distance themselves from Todd Akin, it is evident that he shares Akin's views.
Ryan would like for us to believe that his perspective is not terribly important, because he would only be the vice president, and his running-mate, Mitt Romney, does not share his extreme views.
Does he really believe that the American people do not comprehend that he would only be a heart-beat away from the most powerful position in the world?
Or, that Romney picked him, one of the most conservative Republicans in congress on issues of choice and reproductive freedom, and did not agree with his views?
Perhaps, he's right. Romney has gotten away with being the most ardent flip-flopper in our nation's history, saying and doing anything to try and get elected.
Yesterday Romney said: "There’s no legislation with regards to abortion that I’m familiar with that would become part of my agenda."
Less than 2 hours later his campaign said: "Governor Romney would of course support legislation aimed at providing greater protections for life."
And, earlier this year he wrote an op-ed in the National Review telling us that he would do "everything in [his] power" to curtail abortion rights, including supporting a number of specific pieces of legislation.
In fact, he has told us on numerous occasions that he not only opposes abortion, he supports a constitutional amendment banning all abortion, that he will shut down Planned Parenthood, defund health care for women, and appoint activist judges to the Supreme Court who will overturn Roe v. Wade.
If the American people are persuaded to vote for these fanatics by such lame subterfuge, then woman can kiss their fundamental right to determine what they do with their bodies good-by.