During an interview with WJHL this week, [Paul] Ryan was asked his view about Rep. Todd Akin, who recently asserted that women could not get pregnant from “legitimate rape.”Let that sink in for a minute.
“Specifically where you stand when it comes to rape, and when it comes to the issue of should it be legal for a woman to be able to get an abortion if she’s raped?” WJHL Josh Smith wondered.
“I’m very proud of my pro-life record, and I’ve always adopted the idea that, the position that the method of conception doesn’t change the definition of life,” Ryan explained. “But let’s remember, I’m joining the Romney-Ryan ticket. And the president makes policy.”
Again: Rape is just another form of conception.
Romney disagrees [for now] which is important, but it should be disconcerting to any woman, be they 18 years old or 80, that a potential Vice President of the United States and others in his political party believe that a woman who gets pregnant as the result of a rape has been given a gift from God that needs to be preserved.
The Republican Party in the meantime has taken the brave stance of taking no stance on the issue.
If you are voting Republican this is the kind of ideology you are supporting and and enabling in America today.
Bottom line: If you think that rape is a lousy way to start a family, vote for Obama.