Saturday, December 31, 2011

GOP candidates move to the right on abortion ahead of caucuses - The Hill's Healthwatch

GOP candidates move to the right on abortion ahead of caucuses - The Hill's Healthwatch

It seems that everywhere an article appears criticizing Ron Paul his defenders soon arrive in swarms to stand up valiantly (Or in many cases virulently, not valiantly) for their chosen candidate as a defender of the principles of the Constitution and a stalwart defender of individual rights. I tend to point out that in fact Ron Paul defends the rights of the states to suppress individual rights if they so choose so long as it's not done in a way that he believes violates the Constitution. These exceptions include any laws banning abortion and anything governing sexual activity. I have no doubt he has other exceptions he believes in since he supports the rights of non-government organizations to be as bigoted as they want.

That having been said, once again Paul has shown that those of his supporters who constantly claim that he does not support federal government action to push his anti-choice beliefs are completely wrong. Someone who wants to leave this issue to the states would not sign the Susan B. Anthony List's pledge, much less the Personhood U.S.A. pledge. But somehow, given what I've been reading from them in comments online I doubt very many of his supporters will acknowledge these facts.