Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Today's Headlines: Ryan Dodging "Forcible Rape" Questions

After having co-sponsored every extreme anti-abortion bill introduced during his time as a Congressman, Paul Ryan has been just a bit more reticent to discuss those positions since being named to the ticket. Reporters are taking notice. Take a look at some of the national headlines this morning:

Jonathan Easley in The Hill:

Ryan dodges question on ‘forcible rape’ language in House bill
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Wednesday wouldn’t discuss his co-sponsorship of a bill that initially had language limiting federally funded abortions to cases of “forcible rape.” Pressed by an interviewer on the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act,” a bill he co-sponsored that initially denied funding for abortions except in specific cases, such as “forcible rape,” Ryan demurred.

Catalina Camia in USA Today:

Paul Ryan won't explain 'forcible rape' language
GOP vice presidential contender Paul Ryan declined to explain what is meant by "forcible rape" in abortion legislation he co-sponsored with embattled Rep. Todd Akin.

Jake Tapper for ABC News:

Ryan Refuses to Explain “Forcible” Rape as Dems Attempt More Akin-izing of the GOP Ticket
In an interview to air this morning in Pittsburgh on KDKA,Ryan refused to even engage in a discussion of what “forcible” rape — as opposed to other kinds, such as statutory rape — meant.

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