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Like millions of Americans, I believe that innocent life deserves protection and I am deeply offended by abortion. It is unconscionable to me that fellow Pro-Life Americans are forced to fund abortion through their tax dollars. As a Congressman, I’ve never voted for any budget that includes funding for Planned Parenthood. Instead, I’ve introduced the Taxpayers’ Freedom of Conscience Act to cut off all taxpayer funding of abortions, so-called “family planning” services and international abortionists.
(Dr Paul, you are an OB/GYN, or you were, before you went into politics. You’re also old enough to have lived through the years when abortion was a criminal act in America. You should know what happens when access to abortion is restricted, either by law or by indirect means. DIY back alley abortions. Women and girls can die of complications from botched procedures.
“First do no harm.”
Unless, I guess, a mother is involved, since mothers don’t count.
I don’t think Hippocrates saw it that way. I also don’t think this radical stance of yours serves the cause of life, given that when a mother dies of a DIY abortion gone septic or otherwise botched, two people die (mother and child) instead of just one (child). Or the cause of liberty, not that you really care about liberty, except when privileged white males who don’t want to pay their taxes or to otherwise take responsibility are voting, at which point you care very much about THEIR liberty.)
Ron Paul, commenting on his promise to ban all federal funding of Planned Parenthood if he is elected President.
What Paul failed to mention is that Congress already prohibits Planned Parenthood from using federal funding to provide abortions, except in cases of rape, incest, or to save the life of the mother. Rep. Paul’s bill would strip Planned Parenthood of all federal funding in an effort to prevent taxpayers from paying for a service which they already don’t pay for.