ACTUALLY..... This topic could really get me ranting overtime - did you know that Paul Ryan has voted 50 times against a woman's right to choose? He is 'anti-choice' for anything that would protect women and their health. He supported the republican's "Protect Life Act", which is nothing more than "Let Women Die". This act would allow hospitals to refuse to provide a woman emergency abortion care, even if it was a matter of life or death, and he has no sympathy toward women who have been raped or in cases of incest. It's interesting that I have just read that a "Romney-Ryan administration would not oppose abortion in instances of rape."(That's a bit of a 'flipper' for Mitt Romney, who has said he opposed abortion).
Ryan cosponsored a measure that would force a woman to undergo an ultrasound before she can receive abortion care, even if her doctor doesn't recommend it and even if it is against the woman's will. He has voted countless times against Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood itself isn't just about abortion. It covers all types of cancer screening and prevention, STD testing, and councils women on contraception. About 80% of the plans users are over age 20, and 75% have incomes below 150% of the poverty line. It's interesting to know that federal law already forbids Planned Parenthood from using the funds it receives from the government for abortions. Without Planned Parenthood, taxpayers will end up bearing the expense for preventable cancers and sexually transmitted diseases.
Ryan wants to criminalize some forms of birth control. He cosponsored a bill that could ban in-vitro fertilization, with criminal charges should something happen to the resulting embryos - or as Ryan would say, the resulting people. For Ryan, if you can't have kids, don't bother trying at all.
If Romney is trying to get the women to vote for him in November, it's surprising he picked a running mate who wants to pass a "personhood" measure. This "personhood" bill could even outlaw several of the most common forms of birth control, even the pill, and restrict fertility treatments as well as put an end to stem cell research. Ryan is known for his sponsorship of federal legislation to declare that human life begins at fertilization. "Personhood" has failed on every state ballot.
Currently, 21 million low income women count on Medicaid for basic health care. Ryan would use his budget to reduce access to women's health care. He would bar Planned Parenthood from participating in federal programs like Medicaid, denying access to preventative care for millions of women.
Rayn's budget also calls for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, which requires insurance coverage for preventative services like mammograms, cancer screenings and birth control, with no copay. The act also bans insurance companies from discriminating between men and women and bans the practice of denying coverage for pre-existing conditions, including pregnancy. Mitt Romney has said he is in accordance with all of these conditions. He acquired a long track record with Ryan in Washington on these issues. However, the margin of victory by Democrats with women voters has the potential to sink the GOP Presidential ticket and the Senate and House races as well.
"I AM STRONG, I AM INVINCIBLE, I AM WOMAN"...... AND I WON'T SIT STILL WHILE PAUL RYAN WAGES WAR ON WOMEN.