Paul Ryan co-sponsored H.R. 3805, a federal version of legislation passed in Texas and made famous this past spring by Governor Bob McDonnell of Virginia, that would force a woman to undergo a medically unnecessary ultrasound procedure regardless of whether they want it or their doctor deems it necessary.
Paul Ryan also co-sponsored H.R. 212, a federal version of so-called “personhood” legislation, that would declare legal personhood at the moment of conception, thus outlawing all abortion and possibly hormonal contraception. Even Mississippi defeated this legislation 58-42 last year on statewide ballot. Extreme egg-as-person legislation has been defeated in many of the most conservative states in the country and never been made law.