In an interview last week, Paul Ryan, who would be the Vice President of the United States should Mitt Romney win the election in November, made his pro-life views clear.
In doing so, he said the following:
"I've always adopted the idea and conception that the method of conception doesn't change the definition of life."
See the video of the interview to the right. Ryan's statement begins at the 0:59 mark.
Following Senator Todd Akin's blunder last week, when he announced that the female body can reject a pregnancy in cases of "legitimate rape," this marks two comments from the Republican Party in a short span that can be interpreted as downplaying the severity of rape.
Do you think Ryan referring to rape as a "method of conception" suggests a blase attitude toward the crime? Or was it just poor word choice? Is this worse than what Akin said? Tell us in the comments!