As many of you know Paul Ryan and other conservative politicians in the USA have issues with abortion. He is now trying to gain supporters for his anti-abortion ideas. I personally follow the idea that if you don’t want an abortion then don’t get one, also if you are a man and therefore will never have to go through a pregnancy and/or an abortion then your opinion on what women should do is invalid. It is a women’s choice not the choice of a male politician, especially one like Ryan who’s moral values are a little outdated and misplaced.
Some male politicians in the USA, including Ryan, have had some very interesting things to say about abortion and pregnancy. The most infamous being from Republican Todd Akin who said women do not need abortions in the case of rape because: “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”. Now I think we can all see the many ways Akin is wrong. There is no such thing as “legitimate rape” and “illegitimate rape” all rape is rape. Also if the female body had the ability to control pregnancy than abortion, birth control, and condoms would have never been invented or needed in the first place.
This post has much in common with two of my past posts if you are interested in further information from me: https://reproductiverightscanada.wordpress.com/2013/03/22/meanwhile-in-the-usa-2/ and https://reproductiverightscanada.wordpress.com/2013/03/22/politicians-vs-the-people/
And for more information from other sources try:
For more Quotes from politicians: Women’s Rights Quotes from Politicians – Stupid Things Politicians Say – Cosmopolitan
For more information on Paul Ryan check out Feministings article on him: http://feministing.com/2013/04/12/paul-ryan-wants-you-to-join-the-ranks-of-his-anti-abortion-army/