Thursday, October 25, 2007

Candidate Review - Abortion - Ron Paul

Ron Paul's website seems clean and clear, lots of red. While his position on the war marks him as an odd man out, his position on Abortion is as red meat as you come.
The right of an innocent, unborn child to life is at the heart of the American ideals of liberty. My professional and legislative record demonstrates my strong commitment to this pro-life principle.

In 40 years of medical practice, I never once considered performing an abortion, nor did I ever find abortion necessary to save the life of a pregnant woman.

In Congress, I have authored legislation that seeks to define life as beginning at conception, HR 1094.

I am also the prime sponsor of HR 300, which would negate the effect of Roe v Wade by removing the ability of federal courts to interfere with state legislation to protect life. This is a practical, direct approach to ending federal court tyranny which threatens our constitutional republic and has caused the deaths of 45 million of the unborn.

. . . Many talk about being pro-life. I have taken direct action to restore protection for the unborn.
I don't really respect the theory that returning the abortion debate to the states really solves anything. It seems like a dodge to me, particularly if you believe Abortion to be murder. Why would it be ok to murder babies in Vermont and not in Georgia? That said, this statement is pretty straightforward, and he has another page dedicated to his speeches on the Abortion issue.

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