Aug 21, 2012 4:56 AM GMT
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0812/79887.htmlLike Akin, Ryan is a co-sponsor of the “Sanctity of Human Life Act,” a so-called personhood measure that defines life as beginning at “fertilization, cloning or its functional equivalent” and empowers the federal and state governments to pass laws to protect life from that point on. The bill makes no exception for rape.
Ryan has voted in favor of a restriction on federal funding for abortions — known as the Hyde Amendment — that includes exceptions when a pregnancy results from rape or incest, or endangers the life of the mother. The amendment, which has changed over the years, has maintained broad enough support in part because hard-line abortion foes have ben willing to accept the exemptions to ensure that the basic ban stays in place.
Ryan also was a co-sponsor of legislation banning taxpayer funding for abortions that included exemptions for “forcible rape,” incest and the endangerment of the mother’s life. Before the House passed that bill, known as the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, the word “forcible” was removed because it offended some Republicans.
Tax Cheat Mitt Romney, Medicare Killer Paul Ryan, Legitimate Rape Todd Akin, and the rest of the Republican Party hates women, gays, students, poor people, seniors -- basically anybody who isn't a rich straight man.
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