As an OB/GYN who delivered over 4,000 babies, Ron Paul knows firsthand how precious, fragile, and in need of protection life is.
Dr. Paul’s experience in science and medicine only reinforced his belief that life begins at conception, and he believes it would be inconsistent for him to champion personal liberty and a free society if he didn’t also advocate respecting the God-given right to life—for those born and unborn.
After being forced to witness an abortion being performed during his time in medical school, he knew from that moment on that his practice would focus on protecting life. And during his years in medicine, never once did he find an abortion necessary to save the life of a pregnant woman.
As a physician, Ron Paul consistently put his beliefs into practice and saved lives by helping women seek options other than abortion, including adoption. And as President, Ron Paul will continue to fight for the same pro-life solutions he has upheld in Congress, including:
* Immediately saving lives by effectively repealing Roe v. Wade and preventing activist judges from interfering with state decisions on life by removing abortion from federal court jurisdiction through legislation modeled after his “We the People Act.”
* Defining life as beginning at conception by passing a “Sanctity of Life Act.”
Because he agrees with Thomas Jefferson that it is “sinful and tyrannical” to “compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors,” Ron Paul will also protect the American people’s freedom of conscience by working to prohibit taxpayer funds from being used for abortions, Planned Parenthood, or any other so-called “family planning” program.
The strength of love for liberty in our society can be judged by how we treat the most innocent among us. It’s time to elect a President with the courage and conviction to stand up for every American’s right to life.
* Yeah, too bad repealing Roe v Wade won’t really save lives, and actually destroy more.
* Yeah, too bad defining life as beginning at conception will create a whole slew of human rights problems/violations.
* Yeah, too bad taxpayer funds are already barred from being used for abortions, how is this even still a thing? The Hyde Amendment is pretty much common knowledge for anyone even dipping their toes into the abortion debate and yet they still peddle this whole “no taxpayer funded abortions!” bullshit. How is it people can be so infuriated by the thought of their tax dollars going towards “killing babies” here in the states but a-okay with their tax dollars being used to kill actual babies as well as children and adults in our wars? Why is it Ron Paul only wants people to be able to pull their tax dollars from contributing to family planning? Is he going to give this option for everything people don’t agree with? Will I be able to opt out of funding American wars? Will I be able to choose to put all my tax dollars into family planning if I want? If not, why not? Oh my god, the irony here is about to blow my brain out of my skull.
You just said you’d bring the constitution, the bill of rights and the declaration of Independence with you to the White House, should you move in -
I’m curious, have you read them?
And furthermore, America ranks near last in Education with regards to math and reading but first in Patriotism - Can you give some talking points about that?
THIS. It’s why Teahadist Republicans like Paul “GOP Path to Poverty” Ryan are now refusing to meet with constituents, unless they pay for the “privelege”.
“i don’t want to hear them complaining about no jobs. so i’ll hear them if they pay to see me! but they can’t afford to pay! bahahaha” that’s what i think is running through their heads.
Also too, September 11 proved without question that Republicans are NOT capable of keeping ‘merka safe from terra.
Republicans are not for free markets; they’re for corporate welfare and subsidies.
Republicans are not for low taxes; they’re for low taxes on today’s rich people. Everyone else can pay.
Republicans are not for reasonable regulation, they’re against all regulation of corporations, and all for regulation of individuals.
Republicans are not for limited government, they’re for a government that micromanages people’s personal lives, dictates to women about their bodies, aggressively compels people towards religious practice, and seeks to intrude into the private sphere in every way possible.
Not to mention that there’s no such thing as live birth abortion. And it’s not because God intervenes but because there’s no such thing. As if God has a problem with something that he lets happen millions of times every year all over the world, sometimes with the woman knowing about it.
[Image: a caricature of Obama holding a sign that says “LIVE BIRTH ABORTION”. A naked infant sits in front of him. God, modeled off of the famous Basilica painting, points down to the baby from the sky. Obama yells, “You keep out of this!”]
LOL OBAMA’S A CHRISTIAN. And abortion is never once mentioned in the Bible. So, uh… fail.
What kind of fuckery is this? Obama doesn’t fight for/believe in live birth abortion, he simply believes in a woman’s right to choose, which is inherently different (cuz one doesn’t exist). But whateves, pro-life doesn’t care about facts, they care about propaganda. They don’t care about research and science, they care about the bible and heart strings. They don’t care about babies or women, they care about controlling uterus-bearers bodies and sex lives. They don’t care that 70,000 women die every year from unsafe abortion, they care about the fetuses who die from legal/safe abortion. They don’t care about the 220,000 kids who are left behind from their mothers dying of unsafe abortion, they care about the potential children that “could be”.
Pro-life: cuz having a dead mother and fetus from unsafe abortion, is better than having a dead embryo.
I love how the mother is completely absent from this scene. Curious.
bolded for mother fucking emphasis
Let’s take a stroll down memory lane, shall we?
1980: Ronald Reagan runs for president, promising a balanced budget
1981 - 1989: With support from congressional Republicans, Reagan runs enormous deficits, adds $2 trillion to the debt.
1993: Bill Clinton passes economic plan that lowers deficit, gets zero votes from congressional Republicans.
1998: U.S. deficit disappears for the first time in three decades. Debt clock is unplugged.
2000: George W. Bush runs for president, promising to maintain a balanced budget.
2001: CBO shows the United States is on track to pay off the entirety of its national debt within a decade.
2001 - 2009: With support from congressional Republicans, Bush runs enormous deficits, adds nearly $5 trillion to the debt.
2002: Dick Cheney declares, “Deficits don’t matter.” Congressional Republicans agree, approving tax cuts, two wars, and Medicare expansion without even trying to pay for them.
2009: Barack Obama inherits $1.3 trillion deficit from Bush; Republicans immediately condemn Obama’s fiscal irresponsibility.
2009: Congressional Democrats unveil several domestic policy initiatives — including health care reform, cap and trade, DREAM Act — which would lower the deficit. GOP opposes all of them, while continuing to push for deficit reduction.
September 2010: In Obama’s first fiscal year, the deficit shrinks by $122 billion. Republicans again condemn Obama’s fiscal irresponsibility.
October 2010: S&P endorses the nation’s AAA rating with a stable outlook, saying the United States looks to be in solid fiscal shape for the foreseeable future.
November 2010: Republicans win a U.S. House majority, citing the need for fiscal responsibility.
December 2010: Congressional Republicans demand extension of Bush tax cuts, relying entirely on deficit financing. GOP continues to accuse Obama of fiscal irresponsibility.
March 2011: Congressional Republicans declare intention to hold full faith and credit of the United States hostage — a move without precedent in American history — until massive debt-reduction plan is approved.
July 2011: Obama offers Republicans a $4 trillion debt-reduction deal. GOP refuses, pushes debt-ceiling standoff until the last possible day, rattling international markets.
August 2011: S&P downgrades U.S. debt, citing GOP refusal to consider new revenues. Republicans rejoice and blame Obama for fiscal irresponsibility.
There have been several instances since the mid 1990s in which I genuinely believed Republican politics couldn’t possibly get more blisteringly ridiculous. I was wrong; they just keep getting worse.