Conservative Theorists

Ayn Rand devised a whole vision of a free-market America that cannot be served à la carte. This included her revulsion to all religion and her belief that everyone was entitled to do with their bodies as they please -- including a woman’s right to have an abortion without needing to give a reason.

Ryan, a Roman Catholic who supports the Republican plan to outlaw by constitutional amendment all abortion, including after rape, incest or when a woman’s life is in danger, is not a good Randian. Though he plainly likes the Republican rank and file to think he is.