The media, for some reason, is reporting unquestioningly Paul Ryan’s statement during the vice-presidential debate last night that he supports a rape and incest exception to abortion ban.
NO HE DOESN’T.
Here’s what he said last night:
“Our little baby was in the shape of a bean, and to this day we have nicknamed our first born child, Liza, ‘Bean’. Now, I believe that life begins at conception … those are the reasons why I’m pro-life. Now, I understand this is a difficult of issue, and I respect people who don’t agree with me on this, but the policy of a Romney administration will be to oppose abortion with the exceptions for rape, incest and life of the mother.”
No. No. No.
Paul Ryan co-sponsored a federal ‘Eggs are People Too’ Personhood Bill. That means a ban on abortion without exception, as well as a ban on certain forms of contraception (the pill, IUDs) and a ban on IVF (which is how one of the Romney brood conceived their spawn, by the way.)
Paul Ryan lied yesterday. He lied. And the media that continues to report this lie is complicit in it.
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