Paul Ryan - Rape is just another method of conception.

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Rape is just another method of conception.


What Paul Ryan actually said in this interview was "The method of conception doesn't change the definition of life." (video embeded below)

This quote is complicated to evaluate, but we rate it as FAIL because the image contains quote marks around the phrase which implies that it is a verbatim quote, which it is not. Even if the quote marks were removed, would the idea conveyed match up with what Paul Ryan was saying? No, not really. If Ryan really believed that rape was equivalent to any other method of conception, then he would need to be of the opinion that rape should be legal, but that's clearly not his stance.

His running mate at the time, Mitt Romney, held the position that abortion should be outlawed in general but should be allowed in the cases of incest, rape, or danger to the life of the mother. Ryan's stance on abortion rights is that abortion should be outlawed without exception, which is what he was describing in the interview linked below.

The headline from the Raw Story article reads "Ryan on abortion exceptions: Rape is just another 'method of conception'", so it is likely the people who created this quote image just took the headline and put quotes around the whole thing. He didn't say that, however, and the meaning behind the two phrases are not truly the same, so we rate this as a Quote Fail. If the image had used something more similar to Raw Story's quote and simply said: Rape is another "method of conception", then we could have rated this as a real quote because it wouldn't have truly changed the meaning of Ryan's statement.