Paul Ryan's Record On Women's Health

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  1. J.E.D
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    Paul Ryan Sponsored Fetal Personhood Bill, Opposes Family Planning Funds

    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 issues. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) cosponsored a bill that would give fetuses full personhood rights from the moment of fertilization, which was even rejected by voters in the socially conservative state of Mississippi. He voted to defund federal family planning programs, authored a budget that dismantles Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare, all of which disproportionately aid and employ women, and voted multiple times to prevent women in the military from using their own money to pay for abortions at military hospitals.

    Ryan also supported a highly controversial bill that Democrats nicknamed the "Let Women Die Act," which would have allowed hospitals to refuse to provide a woman emergency abortion care, even if her life is on the line.

    Planned Parenthood Action Fund said in a statement on Saturday morning that Ryan has earned zero percent on its women's health voting scorecard, and other women's rights group expressed similar alarm.
     
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    Well,

    We've heard from two women on the board.

    Next.
     
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    All I gotta say is Joe Biden
    What a colossal fuck up.
    Next?
     
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    Say what you will; but women do vote, and Romney is already far behind Obama with that voting bloc. Ryan with his record won't help.
     
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    As a 65 yr. old woman, I am offended by many on the right who are passing legislation curtailing/restricting contraception and abortion rights (ie, the states and attempts in Congress). Although I was planning to vote for whoever the opposing candidate was running against Obama, the recent spate of negative legislation for women and the make up of the House (rep. majority with some very far right members) has made me not wanting to vote for repubs. Even then I was just going to sit out the election which I've never done before but after the Ryan pick, I think I'm going to vote for Obama. I'm tempted to write in a name but I don't think that will necessarily be a vote against Romney.
     
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    Yeah, great VP pickĀ…

    And he supports anti-privacy measures declared un-Constitutional in Oklahoma, of all places.
     
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    Oh fuck off.
     
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    More: Paul Ryan's Extreme Abortion Views
     
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    Women's issues don't matter.

    Only stupid women vote dem.


    Poor women should only get a half vote.

    In fact, women shouldn't vote at all.
     

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