Skip to comments.Ron Paul describes witnessing late-term abortion in hard-hitting pro-life ad
Posted on 10/15/2011 7:38:48 AM PDT by NYer
“I happened to walk into an operating room where they were doing an abortion on a late pregnancy,” Ron Paul says in his newest campaign ad. “They lifted out a small baby that was able to cry and breathe and they put it in a bucket and put it in the corner of the room and pretended it wasn’t there.
“I walked down the hallway and a baby was born early, slightly bigger than the baby that they just put in a bucket and they wanted to save this baby. So they might have had 10 doctors in there, doing everything conceivable.
“Who are we to decide that we pick and throw one away and pick up and struggle to save the other ones?
“Unless we resolve this and understand that life is precious and we must protect life, we can’t protect liberty.”
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While I commend the message, I question the content. How did he “just happen” to walk into an operating room?!
he is a doctor.
It is too bad he is too old to be president. As he has aged he has become even more of a nutter in a number of areas. He is such a smart man, I love some of his ideas. His stand on abortion is outstanding.
And still, he thinks “states’ rights” trump the God-given, unalienable right to life.
No, it's not. It's identical with the position of Gerald R. Ford. One hundred and eighty degrees out of phase with the Reagan personhood, Fourteenth Amendment plank in his own party's platform.
Good ad. Click the link. He has delivered many babies himself. Very strong ad.
He does have a medical degree and license and was a practicing obstetrician and gynecologist and delivered a lot of babies for many years before going into politics. Just saying.
He is OK on a number of issues but once anyone starts saying that it is our fault that we were attacked on 9/11, the man becomes a political non-event. No one that I know will now vote for him due to this.
This is deplorable.
If Dr Paul walked in and saw them do this to an innocent life, as a doctor sworn to the Hippocratic Oath, isn’t he morally obligated to assist in saving the child, instead of “leaving him in the bucket?”
“I will apply dietic measures for the benefit of the sick according to my ability and judgment; I will keep them from harm and injustice.”
Just “rhetorically” askin’
I find this ad extremely offensive for that very reason!!
What RP described was infanticide — not abortion! If it was a living, crying, breathing baby, he had a responsibility to report a crime.
Such is RP’s convenient positioning on this and other issues.
Despite this apparent (convenient) pro-life position, as a federal legislator/official, he has no position on abortion other than to make state legislators decide on it.
Paul lost pro-life support in 08 because he appeared wishy washy on the subject. this appears to be his attempt to be more wish-y than wash-y.
Yes, but he did nothing to stop it nor did he do anything to get that baby to safety. That surprised me. I had thought better of Dr. Paul.
I know...Ron Paul seems to be so anti-America on certain issues. Too bad his thinking is so screwed up in some areas.
Except that he continues to endorse people who are totally pro-abortion, including those who advocate partial birth abortion. How does one maintain that he is pro-life while encouraging others to vote for politicians such as Dennis Kucinich who advocate the policy of forcing babies to be born prematurely then killing them before they completely exit the birth canal? I don't consider to be outstanding. I consider that to be evil and hypocritical.
RP reminds me of the type of local politician who claims that “personally ...”
and then when confronted with a need for action claims that it is not in his area of responsibility (ie. you need to see so-and-so about that, I have no control/vote/authority/etc. over that).
Well.... isn’t THAT conveeeen-yent.
We can look the other way on lots of things and small issues compared to the larger picture, but major things like how Global Warming crap that will kill off Romney I hope. The man can’t win the nomination. It will be too late for America then with either ObamaMao wining re-election up against McCain Light or Obama Light gets in and lights out for America under debt.
Ron Paul isn't a man - he's a COWARD!
I've personally gone out in the dead of night and taken trash bags out of dumpsters at abortion clinics. I took these bags to a friend's apartment and sorted through all of the baby body parts - holding them in my very hands. These babies were given a proper and decent burial instead of ending up in a Los Angeles dump.
To ignore the plight of a newborn baby that has been thrown away in a bucket is beyond what I'm able to grasp.
Ya gotta pause and wonder where the rest of the GOP field is on this issue. If they have true pro-life convictions, why are they not throwing their ads and videos out there?
He just walked in? That’s baloney!
If RP's premise about the Middle East and Int'l conflict (ie. interventionism) was true and we could solve all conflicts by backing off and getting out, it would truly be a wonderful thing. But if the premise is wrong (duh) it is catastrophe for us AND the rest of the world.
Similarly, if I were to not save for retirement because I planned to poop gold bricks it would be a wonderful thing for me and my closest friends. Unfortunately it aint gonna happen.
Wait a minute...
I AM counting on Social Security ... almost the same thing.
I'm not here to defend him, but this isn't quite what he said. His point (and I don't agree) was that if we hadn't stirred up trouble in the Middle East, the terrorists wouldn't have come after us. I suppose that is like one of us deliberately walking through a bad Chicago neighborhood at night, causing trouble, and getting beaten. The criminal is responsible, but we should have known better than to go there and cause trouble to begin with. I'm making up this example, but it's based on a long explanation in a book of his that I read.
I understand his point, but I think he is blind to the fact that the jihadis are bent on world domination, and we're in the way. This makes Ron Paul blind to Iran as well. Unfortunately a lot of 9/11 kooks don't see the nuance in what he says, so he becomes a kook magnet and really doesn't do anything to shake off these loons.
Paul is an OBGYN. It is where he works.
These are the types of stories that will turn the tide on legal abortion. The Right needs to learn that we need to win hearts, not arguments. Paul’s story is weary to the soul.
re: Similarly, if I were to not save for retirement because I planned to poop gold bricks it would be a wonderful thing for me and my closest friends.
Well, if you do discover how to do that, please let me in on the secret!
IE, “above my pay grade” Seems I’ve heard that somewhere before...
I wondered the same thing. As a physician, he should have taken action or done something to salvage the life of that child.
Doctors are allowed to just wander in and out of surgeries being performed by other doctors? Or abortions? Or births?
Sounds very odd to me.
I was changed that day....I was not a "pro-choice" person after that.
possibly not presently, but he had been doing deliveries for many years when he probably was able to go from surgery room to surgery room to assist, observe? anyhow it makes sense to me.