Rep. Ryan: Rape is a "Method of Conception"
Last week, voters found out just how extreme anti-choice politicians really are.
Rep. Todd Akin justified banning abortion even for rape survivors because of his personal theory that not all rape is "legitimate." And then, the Republican Party released its platform calling for abortion to be banned even in cases of rape or incest.
When Rep. Ryan got the chance to comment, he exposed his blatant lack of compassion for rape survivors when he stated:
"I'm very proud of my pro-life record, and I've always adopted the idea that, the position that the method of conception doesn't change the definition of life."
Are you kidding me?
This isn't the first time the Romney-Ryan ticket has taken a hard line on exceptions to abortion bans.
When asked "Would you have supported a constitutional amendment that would have established the definition of life at conception?" Mitt Romney answered, "Absolutely."
And just last year, Rep. Paul Ryan teamed with Rep. Todd Akin to cosponsor a "personhood" measure which, if passed and enacted into law, could outlaw abortion in almost all cases with no exceptions for rape or incest survivors.
What's more, Rep. Paul Ryan again joined Rep. Todd Akin to cosponsor a bill that would have redefined rape, allowing only survivors of "forcible" rape to access abortion services.
We will continue to spread the word about these anti-choice politicians, and hold them accountable for their voting history. On November 6, they'll answer for their actions.
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