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  •  And, while I was at it, I decided to see how many (3+ / 0-)
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    Calfacon, peptabysmal, Lujane

    ...of those other bills that use the term Ryan "didn't author" or "didn't sponsor".

    HR 708:  To restrict assistance to foreign organizations that perform or actively promote abortions.
    Co-sponsored by Paul Ryan.

    HR 5939: No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act
    Co-sponsored by Paul Ryan.

    H.R.4944 -- Siding with America's Patients Act
    NOT Co-sponsored by Paul Ryan

    H.R.3400 -- Empowering Patients First Act
    NOT Co-sponsored by Paul Ryan

    HR 3513: Prevention and Deterrence of Crimes Against Children Act of 2009
    No co-sponsors.

    In the 110th Congress, there were 3 bills containing the phrase. All are certainly good bills. None were co-sponsored by Ryan.

    HR 96: An amendment to the Constitution of the United States to permit the penalty of death for the rape of a child.

    HR 774: Rape Prevention and Education Grant Program Act of 2007

    HR 6167: Prevention and Deterrence of Crimes Against Children Act of 2008

    So, that's 1 in the current session; 5 in the previous session; 3 in the session before that. Since 1999 (when he took office), there have been a grand total of 25 bills that had the phrase "forcible rape" included.

    So, he's technically correct that there's been other bills (not sure whether 25 over 14 years counts as "lots") that include the phrase.

    However, it appears that the only time that he actually co-sponsors these bills is when they relate to denying abortion coverage.

    Want to make child rapists face harsher penalties? Forget it.

    Let drunk/unconscious women have the right to terminate a rapist's spawn? Hell no!

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