View Full Version : Romney/Ryan Lyng About Their Own Records On RAPE

Gayle in MD
08-20-2012, 08:01 PM
2007: Romney called a Bill to bann all abortions "Terrific" and said he would be "delighted to sign it:.

2007: Romney told ABC news that he supports "Human Life Amendment" to the Constitution, which would outlaw abortions, evenn in the case of rape.

If Romney can't defend his own record, he can't reasonably disparage the remarks he has made about Todd Akin, NOR can Ryan, who has been in agreement with Todd Akin, for all of his years in politics, including his own attacks on women, with the same "Legitimate Rape" language in the Bills he has co-signed with Todd Akin.

Romney and Ryans' statements, and records prove they are on the very same page as Todd Akin.

The junk science that Todd Akin, and other Republicans and religious leaders are addressing in their personhood Bills, and in statements and Bills, seeking to suggest that there is some other kind of rape, illegitimate Rape, other than RAPE, /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/crazy.gif has been the view of Republican Congressional members since 1988, when a Republican Congressman from Delaware, Rep.Steven Friend (R) Delaware, told a local paper:

"During the trauma of rape 'A woman secretes a certain secretion which has the tendency to kill sperm' "

Then in 1989 Republicans circulated an essay by Dr. John Wilk, the former head of The National Right to Life committee which said:

"To get and stay pregnant a woman's body must produce a very sophisticated mix or hormones... There's no greater emotional trauma that can be experienced by a woman than an assault rape."

Dr. John Wilk is an endorser of Mitt Romney.

Todd Akin is not an exception to the rule of the Republican Party, he IS the rule and hence, there is only one way that any Republicans can lie their way out of this, their party's policies, which seek to devastate all women who have been raped, and impregnated by their rapists.

They have been lying all day, along with the rest of the Republicans who have feigned outrage over Akins' remarks.

Here is the response of a rape victim, to the Akins regardig his remarks, and hence to the Republican Party, of which his statements are representative of, and hence, to the Romney Campaign, both Romney AND Ryan, as well.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <span style='font-size: 14pt'>Rape Victim Reacts To Todd Akin's Comment: Delivering 'Baby Of A Rapist' Is 'Torture'

Anita Law of Jacksonville, Fla., said that she was raped by an acquaintance when she was a 19-year-old student at the University of Maryland and that she got pregnant as a result of the incident. She was too traumatized to go through with the pregnancy, so she walked to a nearby abortion clinic, where she was heckled and verbally assaulted by protesters as she tried to get in the door.

"Rape is so isolating -- it ruined my world for a long time," Law, now 43, said in an interview with The Huffington Post. "If I had had to carry that rapist's baby to term, quite honestly, I might have taken my life."

Law said she couldn't believe her eyes on Sunday when she read that Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin of Missouri declare in an interview that pregnancy from "legitimate rape" is "really rare" because "the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."

"First of all, what is legitimate rape?" she asked. "Whether it's date rape, whether the woman was beaten to a pulp, whether it's a 14 or 15-year old kid carrying her father's child, it doesn't matter. Having to deliver the baby of a rapist -- that's torture."

Another rape survivor in Missouri was so incensed by Akin's comment that she called into St. Louis television station KTVI to share her feelings. "It was like I had been slapped," she told the anchor. "I heard that comment and I just began to shake. I was fit to be tied."

Pregnancies that result from rape are actually not rare. According to a 1996 study by The Medical University of South Carolina, about 5 percent of rape victims of reproductive age become pregnant from the assault, adding up to about 32,000 pregnancies each year. "Rape-related pregnancy occurs with significant frequency," the study concluded.

Mitt Romney immediately distanced himself from Akin's comment, announcing in a statement on Sunday night that he supports abortion in cases of rape. But Romney's running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), has stated that abortion should only be legal in cases where the life of the mother is at risk. Ryan co-sponsored a fetal personhood bill that would effectively criminalize abortions without an exception for rape victims.

Republicans in Congress and in state legislatures have made a serious effort over the past couple of years to outlaw abortion in cases of rape, to prevent low-income rape and incest victims from using Medicaid to pay for their abortions, and to narrow the definition of rape to only include "forcible" rape. Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) recently authored a bill that would ban abortions in Washington, D.C., without an exception for rape victims, and the House Judiciary Committee approved it.

Idaho state Sen. Chuck Winder (R) recently justified his opposition to abortion in cases of rape by questioning whether women really know what rape is.

"I would hope that when a woman goes in to a physician with a rape issue, that physician will indeed ask her about perhaps her marriage, was this pregnancy caused by normal relations in a marriage or was it truly caused by a rape," he told colleagues during a debate over an anti-abortion bill. "I assume that's part of the counseling that goes on.”

Law, who studied criminology at Maryland and worked in the criminal justice system for 14 years after her sexual assault, said she has helped a handful of rape victims who have become pregnant as a result. Akin's comment, she said, is "a perfect example of why male politicians shouldn't be legislating women's bodies."

"There is so much shame and so much societal guilt that's already placed on women around the issue of rape," she said. "Eventually, we'll evolve enough to recognize that a woman's body is sacred, and that all decisions should be hers alone."

32,101 women become pregnant resulting from rape every year according to the journal of American Obstetrics and gynecology, in 1996!

There are 32,101 Rapes that end in pregnancy every year, according to the Journal Of American Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1992!


No woman, and no man who loves women, their daughters, wives, mothers, women friends, should vote for Republicans, ever.

There is no other kind of rape, than forcible RAPE, period! There is no question that the Republican Party is misogynistic, IOW, HATES WOMEN! DEVALUES WOMEN! HAS A WAR ON WOMEN! DOES NOT VALUE WOMEN AS HUMAN BEINGS WITH RIGHTS!

The Statements by Romney and Ryan today, are truly disgusting LIES!


Gayle in MD
08-21-2012, 07:16 AM
Rep. Ryan
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1999 to present

Rep. Paul Ryan has a long anti-choice record from his years in Congress.

<span style='font-size: 14pt'>During his time in the House, Rep. Ryan has cast 59 votes on abortion and other reproductive-rights issues.1 All of these votes were anti-choice.
He cosponsored “personhood” legislation that is so extreme that, if passed, it would ban abortion care in almost all cases, including rape or incest.2</span><span style='font-size: 14pt'>He 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.3</span>

He has repeatedly voted to deny funding to Planned Parenthood.4
Rep. Ryan has been outspoken on his anti-choice views:

“I’m as pro-life as a person gets. You’re not going to have a truce. Judges are going to come up. Issues come up, they’re unavoidable, and I’m never going to not vote pro-life.”5
Read Rep. Ryan's full profile.


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