Sunday, August 19, 2012

Ryan, The Reigning Republican Reproductive Rights Repealer

Credit:  Hey Girl, XOXO Paul Ryan

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wi)  is the reigning republican reproductive rights repealer in the house and now Mitt Romney the republican presidential candidate who won't show us his tax returns has chosen Mr. Ryan to be his vice-presidential candidate.  In his own words, Paul Ryan describes himself as "as pro-choice as it gets".  Paul Ryan wants to take away (steal) a woman's right to make choices about her own body.  

Just last year Paul Ryan co-sponsored a national personhood amendment; HR 212, "The Sanctity of Human Life Act".   Rep. Ryan legislated that a fertilized egg was a person, and had more rights than a woman.  The Personhood bill, would make all abortions illegal, even in cases of rape or incest, and it would criminalize most common forms of birth control.  The morning after pill, IUD's, hormonal birth control (the pill) and in-vitro fertilization would all be outlawed.

HR 212, "The Sanctity of Human Life Act":
(B) the life of each human being begins with fertilization, cloning, or its functional equivalent, irrespective of sex, health, function or disability, defect, stage of biological development, or condition of dependency, at which time every human being shall have all the legal and constitutional attributes and privileges of personhood; and

 (1) FERTILIZATION- The term `fertilization' means the process of a human spermatozoan penetrating the cell membrane of a human oocyte to create a human zygote, a one-celled human embryo, which is a new unique human being.

If Paul Ryan can't stop women from having abortions, he tried to make women pay for it, literally.  The current republican vice presidential candidate tried to exclude abortion from health care coverage and  co-sponsored a national mandatory ultrasound bill (HR3805 Ultrasound Informed Consent Act).  This mandated and unnecessary ultrasound procedure would also have to be paid for by the woman, but she wouldn't be forced to watch; she'd " just have to close her eyes".  The bill also carried very stiff penalties, 100,000 dollars for a first offender, 250,000 dollars for each offense thereafter for not performing an unnecessary and wasteful medical procedure.  Paul Ryan is the reigning republican reproductive rights repealer for voting 59 times to restrict a woman's right to choose.

Paul Ryan thinks a fertilized egg is a person and Mitt Romney thinks a corporation is a person, they were made for each other, but not for leadership positions in America.

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