The GOP vice presidential candidate made these comments while speaking to a conservative audience at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C. Meanwhile, Planned Parenthood was quick to hit back.
Roll Call: Paul Ryan Rips Barack Obama Over Abortion Rights Stance
Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan today leveled one of the sharpest critiques yet of the Obama administration's position on abortion in front of a standing-room-only crowd at the conservative Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C. The Wisconsin Representative played to his audience here, arguably getting his strongest response from the Christian-dominated crowd when he claimed that sentiments from President Barack Obama on togetherness are disingenuous because he has "never once lifted a hand" to defend the unborn. "'We're all in this together' -- it has a nice ring. For everyone who loves this country, it is not only true, but obvious," Ryan said. "Yet how hollow it sounds coming from a politician who has never once lifted a hand to defend the most helpless and innocent of all human beings, the child waiting to be born" (Shiner, 9/14).