We look at Mitt Romneys newly announced vice-presidential running mate Paul Ryans record on womens reproductive rights. Ryan opposes abortion in all situations, including cases of rape and incest, and opposes abortion in cases that endanger an expectant mothers health. Planned Parenthood has also criticized his endorsement of a so-called "Personhood Amendment," which supports defining a fertilized egg as a human being. Ryan was a co-sponsor of the Sanctity of Human Life Act, which even the conservative state of Mississippi rejected last November, and is in favor of defunding Planned Parenthood. Ryan wants to dismantle Medicaid and repeal Obamas Affordable Care Act. "For Congressman Ryan to think hes the one that should be making the decision to take healthcare options away from women, thats very troubling to us," says our guest Nicole Safar, public policy director for Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin. [includes rush transcript]
Listening to all of this scares me. Paul Ryan sounds so sexist to me, it's as if he wants to make all decisions for women and Nicole Safar made some strong points.