(At least he’s not your… oh, wait, he is. – promoted by ProgressiveCowgirl)
All that personhood-dodging by federal candidates who previously gushed about banning abortion and the most commonly used forms of birth control? That’s going to get a lot harder with Mitt Romney’s pick of Paul Ryan as his running mate. The congressman from Wisconsin co-sponsored a federal bill granting recognition of fertilized eggs, the federal equivalent to a constitutional amendment Coloradans already have rejected twice by overwhelming margins and are expected to defeat again should the measure qualify. But Ryan’s anti-reproductive rights record doesn’t stop there.
NARAL Pro-Choice America counts 59 times that Ryan has voted against a woman’s right to choose during his tenure in Washington. The organization spotlights a number of votes Ryan cast that will do little to turn undecided women voters in Romney-Ryan’s favor:
Contrary to allegations the War on Women is manufactured, Ryan’s voting record on reproductive rights, when coupled with Romney’s documented attacks on women’s health and rights, shows the Romney-Ryan ticket has little respect for the reproductive health needs women face throughout their lifetimes.