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Paul Ryan changes position on abortion and rape


Vice presidential hopeful, Congressman Paul Ryan (R- WI) changed his position on abortion and rape in a television inteview on Wednesday.

Ryan, co-sponsored the Personhood bill with Todd Akin (R-MO), which defined life at the moment of conception. The wording of 'forced rape' was including in the bill, but made no exception for if, effectively banning all abortions, even in the case of rape.

Today, Ryan said the same thing President Obama said on Monday. "Rape is rape."

Now Ryan claims that he is no longer against abortion in the case of rape.

"Rep. Paul Ryan on Wednesday said he was backing Mitt Romney’s position on abortion, which allows exceptions for incest or rape, but defended his own record on abortion rights issues, including a bill he co-sponsored with embattled Rep. Todd Akin," according to The Hill.

Mr. Ryan has been among the most active advocates against abortion in congress and has a long record of voting for pro-life legislation.

"Ryan's record on abortion is extremely conservative, even by Republican standards. He has a perfect 100 rating from the National Right to Life Committee. And he’s lived up to that rating by, among other things, co-sponsoring a bill that declared “personhood” begins at fertilization—a legal standard that, if ever applied, could outlaw not just abortion but also in vitro fertilization, intrauterine devices, and some oral contraceptives. Akin was one of the other co-sponsors," according to The New Republic.

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