Paul Ryan teamed up with Todd Akin to co-sponsor a personhood bill that would, in effect, criminalize many forms of birth control, as well as IVF. He co-sponsored a bill to redefine rape and refers to rape as a “method of conception.” He co-sponsored the Protect Life/Let Women Die Act that would allow hospitals to refuse to perform a life-saving abortion on a dying woman.
He also wrote this gem, in which he likens Roe v. Wade to Dred Scott. And yes, that is a 1500+ word essay on reproductive rights that never once mentions women.
The Romney-Ryan position on health care is that many millions of Americans must be denied health insurance, and millions more deprived of the security Medicare now provides, in order to save money. At the same time, of course, Mr. Romney and Mr. Ryan are proposing trillions of dollars in tax cuts for the wealthy. So a literal description of their plan is that they want to expose many Americans to financial insecurity, and let some of them die, so that a handful of already wealthy people can have a higher after-tax income.
--Paul Krugman, Death by Ideology
Meet Rob Zerban, The Man Running Against Paul Ryan
Q: What do you think of Ayn Rand?
A: I don’t.
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