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Paul Ryan Abortion

Paul Ryan: 'We Want A Country' Where Abortion 'Isn't Even Considered'

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican vice presidential nominee in 2012 and an abortion opponent, said Thursday that anti-abortion activists sh...

Who Cares What Romney Says (Now) About Abortion?

Anne Butterfield | Posted 01.23.2014 | Denver
Anne Butterfield

There seems to be confusion about whether a Romney administration would run, not walk, to sharply limit women's reproductive choices.

Amanda Terkel

Paul Ryan To Social Conservatives: 'Religious Freedom' At Risk If Obama Is Reelected

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) used some of the precious remaining hours of the 2012 campaign to reach out to social conservative voters in a t...

Abortion Is A Medical Procedure

Lizz Winstead | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Lizz Winstead

It is no one's business what reason a woman chooses to have an abortion, no woman should be defined by having one, or have her character called into question because she has had one, and under no circumstances, should she ever be asked why she had one.

Jennifer Bendery

Joe Biden, Post-Debate, Appeals To Women's Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A day after firing up the Democratic base with a debate performance designed to do just that, Vice President Joe Biden on Friday kept th...

Abortion: Raddatz Elicits VP and Ryan's Real, True, Unvarnished Positions

Ellen R. Shaffer | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics
Ellen R. Shaffer

Let's hear it for Martha Raddatz, the brilliantly skillful moderator of the vice-presidential debate: She got a clear yes from Rep. Paul Ryan to this question: "If the Romney-Ryan ticket is elected, should those who believe that abortion should remain legal be worried?"

Moms, Grandmothers, and Math

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

When Paul Ryan sits down to debate Joe Biden this week, he'll have some explaining to do. Why does his budget go after so many programs that have helped to grow and strengthen the middle class, including his own family?

Republicans Think Women Are Great

Lloyd Garver | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Lloyd Garver

If they are so special to the point that, as Ann Romney said, "women hold the country together," why can't they be trusted to make their own decisions about their bodies?

Dear Government: Get Out Of My Vagina

Jincey Lumpkin | Posted 10.30.2012 | Gay Voices
Jincey Lumpkin

Why is the government so concerned about my uterus? Why do these reactionaries consider a collection of cells that are injected into the womb without consent to be a person worthy of protection under the law?

The Wide Republican Abortion Plank

Richard Geldard | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics
Richard Geldard

We have come a long way toward becoming a humane society and now, by virtue of group of misguided zealots, we are in grave danger of falling back into savagery.

Mitt Romney Won't Ban Abortion, Says Sister

Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's sister weighed in on the Republican presidential candidate's abortion stance on Wednesday, insisting that her brother would not make abo...

Elise Foley

Paul Ryan: Anti-Abortion Bill Reference To 'Forcible Rape' Was Just 'Stock Language'

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan said Monday he supported removing the term "forcible rape" from his bill banning taxpayer funding for aborti...

Paul Ryan Said Something That Should Force Him Off the Ticket, But You Probably Didn't Hear About It

Paul Slansky | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Paul Slansky

Given the demands for Akin's resignation from a mere Senate race when his musings on "legitimate rape" were publicized, what do you imagine the reaction would be if people were as familiar with VP wannabe Ryan's stunning statement?

WATCH: Maddow Calls Out Ryan On Abortion

Posted 08.23.2012 | Media

Rachel Maddow laid into presumptive GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan on her Wednesday MSNBC show for giving what she called a "weird" argumen...

Why Akin's Crazy Claim of "Legitimate Rape" Matters

Mitchell Bard | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Akin's assertion isn't problematic for Republicans because it is outrageous. It's a disaster for them because it shines a light on the GOP's disdain for women's rights.

Howard Fineman

Republicans Reap What They Sow On Abortion

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 08.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In 1984, activists with a new, obscure "personhood" movement went to the Republican convention in Dallas with bags of tiny pink plastic ...

Jason Cherkis

Ryan On Abortion Exception In 2000: 'Wide Enough To Drive A Mack Truck Through It'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 08.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Toward the start of his career in Congress, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) made extreme statements about whether abortions should be allowed in...

Paul Ryan Responds To Todd Akin, Clarifies Abortion Position: 'Rape Is Rape'

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.23.2012 | Politics

Rep. Paul Ryan addressed his stance on abortion Wednesday for the first time since Rep. Todd Akin's controversial comments about "legitimate rape," se...

Laura Bassett

Todd Akin's Abortion Position Reflects GOP Platform

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

Lost in the national outrage and politics following an inflammatory statement made Sunday by GOP Senate candidate Todd Akin in Missouri is the reality...

Romney VP Choice May Find Role Model Among CO Personhood Endorsers

Jason Salzman | Posted 10.15.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

As the personhood initiatives have come and gone in Colorado, we've seen the different reactions of politicians who endorse personhood. Will Rep. Paul Ryan, who supported personhood legislation in Congress, stand by his decision?

Laura Bassett

Paul Ryan Sponsored Fetal Personhood Bill, Opposes Family Planning Funds

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics

Despite Mitt Romney's efforts to court women voters ahead of November, he chose a running mate who is far outside the mainstream on women's health iss...