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Personhood USA Unhappy With Ryan’s Dissembling on Forcing Rape Victims To Give Birth

Robin Marty

The "fertilized eggs as people" group is disappointed that Ryan isn't a "better influence" on Romney.

If you had any doubt that the conservatives may be starting to fracture over being forced to either admit or deny that they are the party of “no exceptions” abortion bans, Personhood USA has offered the latest proof. Upon hearing that the proposed Republican ticket of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan would not ban abortion in cases of rape, a message Ryan reiterated, the group expressed its “disappointment” in the candidates for refusing to publicly stand up for the GOP ideals.

After praising Congressman Ryan’s pro-personhood record last week, Personhood USA has now expressed concern about the appearance of compromise on the part of Congressman Ryan.

“Personhood USA does not endorse political candidates, but we had hoped that Congressman Ryan would be a good influence on Governor Romney, considering Romney’s liberal abortion record,” explained Jennifer Mason, Communications Director for Personhood USA. “Reading today that babies conceived in rape should suffer the death penalty under a Romney-Ryan administration is extremely concerning, and indicates that Congressman Ryan’s pro-woman and pro-baby positions would have little influence if he wins the office of Vice President of the United States.”

Mason then makes it even more clear that the GOP is for rape victims giving birth in all cases, a line that the ticket needs to start adhering to.

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“Governor Romney claims to be prolife, but it appears he is prolife with exceptions — if the baby was conceived in rape, it seems that Romney does not believe that baby has a right to life. This position is contrary to the Republican party platform and contrary to the beliefs of prolife Americans nationwide. All babies have a right to live, regardless of the circumstances of their conception,” concluded Mason.

A clear message from the anti-choice extremist — it’s time to publicly get in step with the rest of the party.

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