In keeping with Mitt Romney’s strategy of distancing himself from Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan is now distancing himself from Paul Ryan.
During the primaries, Mitt Romney publicly and unequivocally endorsed every single abortion ban (with no exceptions) proposed by the anti-choice establishment. Now that the GOP platform includes the same language, he’s not so sure.
For well over a week, both sides have been parsing Ryan’s abortion stance. Why is a man so openly anti-choice so unwilling to admit his actual positions?
Which GOP ticket is being nominated? Is it the one compromised of two men who have done everything but lick the boots (at least not that I know of) of radical anti-choicers? Or is it the kinder, gentler ticket that only wants to imprison women who terminate a pregnancy not conceived in rape?
Which GOP ticket is being nominated, exactly? Is it the one compromised of two men who have done everything but lick the boots (at least not that I know of) of radical anti-choicers such as the Americans United for Life, the Family Research Council, and the Susan B. Anthony List? Or is it the kinder, gentler ticket that only wants to imprison women who terminate a pregnancy not conceived in rape?
In 2007, Mitt Romney happily embraced one of the proponents of fanciful reproductive biology and a “father” of the “legitimate rape,” uh… theory.
Calls are mounting for Missouri Representative Todd Akin to resign. But is it really best for women’s rights if he does so?
And therein lies the conundrum for Republican women voters as they consider their vote come Election Day 2012. When the U.S. is as politically polarized as it’s ever been, now epitomized by the Obama-Biden and Romney-Ryan presidential tickets, will women voters join these women elected officials and vote against their self interest?
According to the presidential contender, his ticket supports allowing rape victims to terminate their pregnancies. Did he check with his running mate?
Paul Ryan’s relatively small family and Mitt Romney’s quite large one reveal the reproductive minefields for Republican candidates who presumably are expected to show obedience, in their personal lives, to the party’s extremist platform.