Toward the start of his career in Congress, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) made extreme statements about whether abortions should be allowed in cases where the mother’s health is at risk. In an April 5, 2000, speech on the House floor, Ryan lit into such exceptions, characterizing them as “a loophole wide enough to drive a Mack truck through it.”
I’ll just put this out there:
The reason that Ryan — and let’s be honest, so many in the GOP — have such a problem with an exception that permits abortion if the health of the woman is at risk is that they just don’t care much at all for either health or women.
Here is the transcript.