Paul Ryan changes position on abortion and rape
Linkedin

Paul Ryan changes position on abortion and rape

Tampa : FL : USA | Aug 22, 2012 at 4:32 PM PDT
XX XX
Views: Pending
 


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.

Recommended:

Todd Akin's 'legitimate rape' remark leads NRSC to cut off campaign funding

Ohio Republican admits voter suppression targets African Americans

Recommended:

Todd Akin's 'legitimate rape' remark leads NRSC to cut off campaign funding

Ohio Republican admits voter suppression targets African Americans

Recommended:

Todd Akin's 'legitimate rape' remark leads NRSC to cut off campaign funding

Ohio Republican admits voter suppression targets African Americans

1 of 1
Tea Party Republicans
Paul Ryan changes position on abortion rape
itobin53 is based in Tampa, Florida, United States of America, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
Report Credibility
 
  • Clear
  • Share:
  • Share
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear
 
 
 
Advertisement
 

News Stories

 
  • Ryan declines to explain 'forcible rape' bill

      USA Today
    Paul Ryan won't explain 'forcible rape' language Updated GOP vice presidential contender Paul Ryan declined to explain what is meant by "forcible rape" in abortion legislation he co-sponsored with embattled Rep. Todd Akin. Ryan, a Wisconsin...
  • Ryan Joined Akin in Sponsoring Tough Anti-Abortion Bill

      Truthdig
    Aug 22, 2012 GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan is trying to distance himself from strict anti-abortion legislation he co-sponsored with embattled Missouri Republican Todd Akin. The bill Ryan supported would have banned federal funding for...
  • Paul Ryan Refers to Rape as a 'Method of Conception' [Paul Ryan]

    The issue of abortion in the case of rape has been a hot topic recently in light of Todd Akin's shockingly stupid comments last weekend. When asked about his opinions on the issue, Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan also chose his words...
  • In Akin's Wake, Ryan Defends Anti-Abortion Record

      National Public Radio
    August 24, 2012 Since Republican Rep. Todd Akin first said the words "legitimate rape" Sunday, just about everyone in the Republican Party has condemned those comments. The Missouri Senate candidate later apologized, but his remarks continue to drive...
  • Abortion Issue Casts Shadow Over Republican Candidates

      Voice of America
    VOA News August 23, 2012 Democrats are trying to take advantage of the controversial remarks of a Republican U.S. Senate candidate on abortion, but presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is seeking to refocus the campaign debate on...
  • Focusing debate on Ryan policies

      Ridgefield Park Patriot
    Focusing debate on Paul Ryan's policies Thursday August 23, 2012, 12:16 PM The Record There's only so much Republicans can do to cast Todd Akin out of the party; he's not a local gadfly who happened to win the party's nomination for the Senate. S...

Images

 >
 

More From Allvoices

Related People

Report Your News Got a similar story?
Add it to the network!

Or add related content to this report

Most Commented Reports



Use of this site is governed by our Terms of Use Agreement and Privacy Policy.

© Allvoices, Inc. 2008-2014. All rights reserved. Powered by PulsePoint.