So good to see our fine young Vice Presidential hopeful is back in action. He is a big favorite of mine. For his first BIG effort in the new Congress (after voting AGAINST aid for victims of Sandy), he has chosen his favorite topic.
Abortion. Check it out at Huffington Post. Here is an exerpt:
Despite the deep unpopularity of fetal personhood bills in 2012, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has again decided to cosponsor the Sanctity of Human Life Act, a bill that gives full legal rights to human zygotes from the moment of fertilization.
Ryan, who reportedly has 2016 presidential ambitions, had to de-emphasize his opposition to abortion without exceptions during the 2012 election to align his position with presidential candidate Mitt Romney. But this year, Ryan has been tapped as a keynote speaker for the anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List's sixth annual Campaign for Life Gala, and he is re-upping his support for the most extreme anti-abortion legislation in the country.
The personhood bill, first introduced in 2011 by Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.) and reintroduced by Broun last week, specifies that a "one-celled human embryo," even before it implants in the uterus to create a pregnancy, should be granted "all the legal and constitutional attributes and privileges of personhood." Similar legislation has been rejected by voters in multiple states, including the socially conservative Mississippi, because legal experts have pointed out that it could outlaw some forms of birth control and in vitro fertilization as well as criminalize abortion at all stages.
Probably, said zygote, if male, would have less of a rigamarole than I did to get a driver's license in Florida this year (see prior post).
Yes, he didn't learn anything. He believes that from the moment of sperm impact, when that zygote is formed, that it is a PERSON, with all the rights that a person has in these United States. And thus he sponsors, once again, the bill he used to cosponsor with his old buddy... the "legitimate rape" guy (now voted out of the House and Senate).
Because the most important thing we have going on right now, with fiscal issues, Syria, the environment, the gun violence issues, and immigration....oh, and let's not forget helping the Sandy victims... is making sure that we protect the zygote. No abortions for any reason, no morning after pill, no hormonal birth control, no in vitro fertilization, etc, etc.
He's a big advocate of the rights of women. He has been known, for some months, in my circle as "the Twerp". And thus, it shall continue.