Friday, April 12, 2013

Slow Day? Howabout Lunch And An Abortion

Speaking yesterday before the virulent anti-choice group, the Susan B. Anthony List, Paul Ryan gave the ladies what they were hoping for - some old fashioned "barefoot and pregnant" type abortion-speak nonsense.

The kind of baloney that is only taken seriously among white millionaires who don't happen to possess a uterus.

Ryan explained his position on abortion rights like this:
"We don't want a country where abortion is simply outlawed. We want a country where it isn't even considered."
It isn't even considered. Wow. Like American women sit around figuring how to plan their week and just toss in an abortion or two, because you know...they can. Or they negligently get themselves pregnant, no big whoop, they'll just go have one of those easy-to-get abortions and afterward go shop for some cute new earrings.

Paul Ryan doesn't think women should be allowed to "consider" having an abortion even if Uncle Billy rapes you and makes you pregnant. It's just another path to motherhood, girls - get used to it.

Paul Ryan doesn't really think dying in the process of bearing a child is a good enough reason to "consider" having an abortion either. In 2000, Ryan stated the legal exception presented a loophole "wide enough to drive a Mack truck through it." Life is sacred - just not yours.

Ryan's abortion problem, for him and a bunch of men like him, is based on a false pretense about why women have abortions. Women always have "considered" abortions and they always will - there will always be real life reasons why bearing a child is an unacceptable choice for them.

There are a bunch of countries where abortion is illegal. There are no countries in the world that do not make an exemption for the life of the mother. Even Libya and Sudan allow for the life of the mother. Paul Ryan's position on abortion would make the United States the first.

We're #1.