Former Republican vice-presidential nominee and Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) has co-sponsored a federal "fetal personhood" bill, which gives zygotes the same legal rights of people from the moment of fertilization and outlaws not just abortion but also some forms of birth control and in vitro fertilization.

Ryan is scheduled to give the keynote speech at a gala organized by the Susan B. Anthony List, an anti-abortion organization, in April.

Here's the report from Wisconsin progressive blogger Lisa Mux, who noted that so-called "fetal personhood" measures are so extreme, that Mississippi, one of the most socially conservative states in the country, rejected a "fetal personhood" amendment to that state's constitution.

Paul Ryan is back to being anti-woman once again.

Originally posted to Aaron Camp on DailyKos on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 03:30 PM PST.

Also republished by Badger State Progressive.

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