Paul Ryan and Todd Akin Partnered On Radical ‘Personhood’ Bill

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    Paul Ryan and Todd Akin Partnered On Radical ‘Personhood’ Bill Outlawing Abortion And Many Birth Control Pills


    Yesterday, ThinkProgress reported that Rep. Todd “Legitimate Rape” Akin (R-MO) and GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan both cosponsored the bill that introduced America to the despicable term “forcible rape.” As it turns out, this may only be the second most sweeping attack on reproductive freedom that both men partnered on. Ryan and Akin also cosponsored a federal personhood bill, the Sanctity of Human Life Act of 2009, which declares that a fertilized egg is entitled to the exact same legal rights as a human being:

    (1) the Congress declares that–

    (A) the right to life guaranteed by the Constitution is vested in each human being, and is the paramount and most fundamental right of a person; and

    (B) the life of each human being begins with fertilization, cloning, or its functional equivalent, irrespective of sex, health, function or disability, defect, stage of biological development, or condition of dependency, at which time every human being shall have all the legal and constitutional attributes and privileges of personhood; and

    (2) the Congress affirms that the Congress, each State, the District of Columbia, and all United States territories have the authority to protect the lives of all human beings residing in its respective jurisdictions.

    Lest there be any doubt, this bill is unconstitutional. Congress does not have the power to overrule Roe v. Wade by an ordinary statue, only a constitutional amendment could serve that purpose. Moreover, even if Roe were overruled by the Supreme Court, Ryan and Akin’s bill still attempts to redefine who “the right to life guaranteed by the Constitution” applies to. Again, changing the meaning of the Constitution can only be done through an amendment, not through an ordinary Act of Congress.

    Should Ryan and Akin’s personhood agenda take effect, however, it would drastically reduce women’s reproductive choice.


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    Now we're going to try the guilt by association route. Odd how this didn't bother you until after the news broke about his comments.
     
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    Never heard of Todd Akin prior to his monumental fuck-up.

    But now we learn that he and Ryan are two peas in a pod, working together to deprive women of their rights.

    Good choice, Mitt! :lol:
     
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    But you made sure you went and looked for a way to bring Ryan into it. It certainly didn't fall into your computer screen. Yeah, so is the whole Republican Party right? :eusa_boohoo: You guys are as predictable as yesterday's weather.
     
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    Monumental fuck-ups? Yeah, for the most part.
     
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    Do me a favor. Put me on your ignore list.:eusa_whistle:
     
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    Ryan isn't just "associated" with the Sanctity of Human Life Act, he co-sponsored it.
     
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    I doubt very much if the OP is concerned about Obama's association with the hate whitey church
     
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    An interesting question: How bad is the Ryan-Akin anti-abortion bill?

     
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    I bet the op wasn't concerned with the rapes happening in the OWS camps either...NOW they are all concerned...

    two faced hypocrites
     

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