Romney proves to be more pro-life than Ron Paul

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/290789/romney-flip-flopping-contraception-katrina-trinko

Yes, it’s true. In 2005, Mitt Romney recognized that Plan B can operate to take the life of a living human being: “I vetoed a bill that the Legislature forwarded to my desk,” Romney wrote in a Boston Globe op-ed. “Though described by its sponsors as a measure relating to contraception, there is more to it than that. The bill does not involve only the prevention of conception: The drug it authorizes would also terminate life after conception.”

Contrast that with what Ron Paul said in a recent CNN interview with Pierce Morgan. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/02/07/ron-pauls-curious-position-on-abortion-in-cases-of-rape/

When he was asked whether he thought that, if one of his daughters or granddaughters were raped and impregnated, she should have to carry the baby to term, Ron Paul said:

“No. If it’s an honest rape, that individual should go immediately to the emergency room. I would give them a shot of estrogen or give them…”

Pierce Morgan, who seemed to understand that Plan B can operate to end the life of an unborn baby challenged him — “You would allow them to abort the baby?”

Ron Paul replied, “It is absolutely in limbo, because an hour after intercourse or a day afterwards, there is no legal or medical problem. If you talk about somebody coming in and they say, well, I was raped and I’m seven months pregnant and I don’t want to have anything to do with it, it’s a little bit different story.”

Again, Morgan pressed him: “Life doesn’t begin at conception?”, to which Paul replied, “Life does begin at conception.” Morgan properly concluded: “Then you would be taking a life.”

Ron Paul’s response is shocking — “Well, you don’t know if you’re taking a life either, because this is an area that is — but to decide everything about abortion and respect for life on this one very, very theoretical condition, where there may have been a life or not a life.” This same rational would allow anyone to shoot a gun in the dark because “you don’t know if you’re taking a life . . . , there may have been a life or not a life.” WOW!

So, to recap: Romney vetoed a bill as the Governor of Massachusetts which forced Catholic Hospitals to provide Plan B to rape victims. Ron Paul would have given Plan B to his own daughter and/or granddaughter.

One thought on “Romney proves to be more pro-life than Ron Paul

  1. I believe life starts at conception. But there are studies that show that Plan B is not effective after 5 days thus adding to the evidence that it does not prevent implantation because the average time from intercourse to fertilization is about 12-24 hours and then from fertilization to implantation is about a week. If Plan B is showing to be less effective after 5 days then this seems to suggest that it is only able to prevent fertilization and not implantation and then Ron Paul would not be wrong at all to have a rape victim rush into the emergency room and take Plan B within a few hours after the rape. But then I guess the question would be: Are contraceptives wrong?? I would imagine that many people who are pro life are also pro contraceptives. My sister is. She hates abortion but has no problem using birth control methods. My wife and I don’t use any method of birth control, because we are trusting God with our family planning and I also tend to not want to separate sex from it’s procreative element. And I’m not even Catholic. But I also think birth control is a gray area. Some people are just able to trust the Lord more than others. Peace be with you.
    http://ncronline.org/news/catholic-journal-says-plan-b-does-not-cause-abortions

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