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Paul Slansky: Paul Ryan Said Something That Should Force Him Off the Ticket, But You Probably Didn't Hear About It

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"Last week, Paul Ryan gave an interview in which, defending his position that there should be no excuses for abortion, he referred to rape as a "method of conception."

Wow, right? Talk about a benign euphemism. Rape -- RAPE! -- is now a "method of conception." You know, like love-making, just without the love."

I got nothing. I give up.

technically correct though? women get pregnant from rape. I am by no means defending the opinion, but to me the clip seemed like there is nothing to make the news about. am I missing something?

I went back and forth as well, as I watched the clip, so I shared it.

I agree with the article that it is a dangerous frame (not sure I agree with the hysteria). I'm not sure it should force him off the ticket. I do think that knowing that's how he thinks of rape-- as a form of conception-- is worth every woman knowing. What she does with that information is her business. I know what I'll do with that insight (although admittedly it's not a change, since he's been openly prolife forever)

The bible is full of sanctioned rape, from Sabine women on. I'm scared of the people who hold this world view.

and so, I got nothing.

perhaps we are missing the point...the fact that Ryan recognizes pregnancy from rape is a good daily show clip


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