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Paul Ryan wants YOU to join the ranks of his anti-abortion army

Paul Ryan is still talking. This time he’s talking about building allies (ahem, co-opting pro-choice supporters):

Ryan, R-Wis., said in a speech to the Susan B. Anthony List that those who oppose abortion “need to work with people who consider themselves pro-choice – because our task isn’t to purge our ranks. It’s to grow them.”

“We don’t want a country where abortion is simply outlawed. We want a country where it isn’t even considered,” he said.

Hmmm… let’s imagine what a country where abortion doesn’t need to be “considered” would look like. It would certainly include a comprehensive sexual education curriculum (and one that includes lessons on consent), widespread availability of contraceptives and condoms, and clear definitions ...

Paul Ryan is still talking. This time he’s talking about building allies (ahem, co-opting pro-choice supporters):

Ryan, R-Wis., said in a speech to the Susan B. Anthony List that those who oppose abortion “need to work ...

Congressman Paul Ryan’s war on rape suvivors continues

Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) got badly beaten in November, largely based on the “war on women” created gender gap, but instead of returning home and performing any self-evalutation as to why women voted for the president over Team Personhood, Rep. Paul Ryan again sponsored a bill spitting in the eye of rape survivors everywhere.  Apparently, getting your ass kicked in an election isn’t enough to make you rethink your horrible policy positions.

Ryan co-sponsored a new fetal personhood bill, the “Sanctity of Human Life Act,” this time without his buddy Todd “legitimate rape” Akin, which includes a provision to allow rapists to sue their victims to prevent them from terminating any resulting pregnancy.

Via ThinkProgress:

Despite the deep unpopularity of fetal personhood ...

Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) got badly beaten in November, largely based on the “war on women” created gender gap, but instead of returning home and performing any self-evalutation as to why women voted for the president over ...

Don’t miss Feministing’s VP debate coverage!

Boy, I sure had fun livetweeting the debate last week. I know lots of people thought it was a boring debate – my mom, who fell asleep five minutes in, certainly did – but I had a great time.

Tonight at 9pm ET, Biden and Paul will suit up, get in the ring, and pretend like anyone’s going to base their vote on how they perform in this debate. I’ll be livetweeting from the Feministing twitter handle at the start of the debate, and Katie will be taking over later in the evening. Come join us!

Now, because I’ll be tweeting, and you should never drink and tweet, I won’t be able to play any debate drinking games. But if ...

Boy, I sure had fun livetweeting the debate last week. I know lots of people thought it was a boring debate – my mom, who fell asleep five minutes in, certainly did – but I had ...

Paul Ryan: Preventing some people who love each other to get married is a “universal human value”

Pam’s House Blend brought our attention to an overlooked tidbit in All Things Paul Ryan this week; while the media has been all over his “surprising” statement that Republicans need to let go of pursuing a DADT repeal, that didn’t stop him from telling his supporters that marriage equality was totes still on the chopping block.

At a town hall in Cincinnati yesterday, he went as far to say that marriage inequality was a “universal human value”:

“The things you talk about like traditional marriage and family and entrepreneurship. These aren’t values that are indicative to any one person or creed or color. These are American values, these are universal human values.”

I guess Ryan missed the memo that ...

Pam’s House Blend brought our attention to an overlooked tidbit in All Things Paul Ryan this week; while the media has been all over his “surprising” statement that Republicans need to let go of ...

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5 ways the Republican party has magically removed women from the abortion debate

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I swear, if I hear one more GOP response to the Akin debacle that manages to replace the acknowledgment of women’s existence with meaningless jargon, I’m going to scream. But in the meantime, a roundup will suffice; let’s look at the ways our current Republican leadership has minimized the lives of women and other people with uteri when it comes to abortion:

1. Rape resulting in pregnancy is merely a “method of conception.” As Maya mentioned in WFR, Paul Ryan summed up pregnancy-by-rape not as a traumatizing and personal experience, but simply as a vehicle of which babies are made.

2. In fact, pregnancy from rape may not even happen! Because if Rep. ...

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I swear, if I hear one more GOP response to the Akin debacle that manages to replace the acknowledgment of women’s existence with meaningless jargon, I’m going to scream. But in ...

Hey girl, Have you heard! It's not just me who wants you to have your rapists baby, it's all of the GOP. Hooyah!! xoxo Paul Ryan

Romney, the GOP platform and why this isn’t about Todd Akin

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As Todd Akin released a really terrible video apology this morning about his “legitimate rape” remarks and Republicans (including Romney) try to distance themselves from the Missouri senatorial candidate, other striking facts have come to light that reminds us what this issue is really about. Just yesterday, the GOP platform committee drafted a revision of the Republican Party platform supporting a “human life amendment” that does not specify exceptions for rape or incest:

Faithful to the ‘self-evident’ truths enshrined in the Declaration of Independence, we assert the sanctity of human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed. We support ...

Image via Choose Ryan Lose Choice.

As Todd Akin released a really terrible video apology this morning about his “legitimate rape” remarks and Republicans (including Romney) try to distance themselves from the Missouri ...

Infographic: Why Paul Ryan Is Terrible For Women

Vanessa recently wrote a great post on why Paul Ryan is bad for women and basically every person on the planet (besides the vested interests he serves and represents). UltraViolet has put out this great infographic, which you can share, on why Ryan is terrible for women specifically.

Vanessa recently wrote a great post on why Paul Ryan is bad for women and basically every person on the planet (besides the vested interests he serves and represents). UltraViolet has put out this great ...

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