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Video: Rep. Paul Ryan Refuses to Define His 'Forcible Rape' Bill

| by Michael Allen

During an interview with KDKA-TV, in Pennsylvania this week, Rep. Paul Ryan dodged questions about his "forcible rape' bill, instead, he repeated what President Obama has said: "rape is rape."

The KDKA-TV reporter asked Rep. Ryan: “You sponsored legislation that has the language ‘forcible rape.' What is forcible rape?”

Rep. Ryan answered: “Rape is rape. Rape is rape, period. End of story.”

The reporter asked again: “So that forcible rape language meant nothing to you at the time?”

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Rep. Ryan said again: “Rape is rape and there’s no splitting hairs over rape.”

In 1999, Rep. Ryan voted to deny birth-control coverage to federal employees and co-sponsored the Sanctity of Human Life Act, which would have criminalized some forms of contraception, reports RawStory.com.

However, during his KDKA-TV interview, Rep. Ryan said: “Nobody is proposing to deny birth control to anybody. And I don’t think [women are] going to take the bait of all these distractions that the President is trying to throw at them.”