Rape and abortion is still plaguing Vice Presidential pick Rep. Paul Ryan, after he was asked once again to explain the anti-abortion bill he co-sponsored last year.
According to the Hill:
Ryan said the bill he co-sponsored that initially had language limiting federally funded abortions to cases of “forcible rape” only contained that term because it was “stock language” for such legislation.
“This is language that was stock language used for lots of different bills, bills I didn't author,” Ryan said on Fox News Channel’s "Special Report" on Monday. “And that language was removed to be very clear, and I agree with that, removing that language so we are very clear. Rape is rape, period, end of story.”
In 2011 Ryan co-sponsored the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, will Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin, which initially denied funding for abortions except in specific cases, such as “forcible rape.”
Ryan went on to say:
“Look, all these bills were bills to stop taxpayer financing of abortion…Most Americans agree with us, including pro-choice Americans, that we shouldn't use hard-working taxpayer dollars to finance abortion. Rape is rape, period.”
Rape and abortion is a hot button issue for voters come election time, but we’re sure Republicans will do their best to stay far away from the topic during their three-day long convention in Tampa, FL this week.
SOURCE: The Hill