Skip to comments.Rand Paul: “Not Changing Any Laws on Abortion,” Life at Conception a “Personal” Belief
Posted on 04/23/2014 5:41:16 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
Rand Paul is a pro-life Senator from Kentucky who appears poised to become one of the candidates for the Republican nomination for president in 2016. Although he has a strong pro-life voting record, Paul is making comments about abortion that are concerning pro-lifers.
randpaul3As LifeNews reported earlier this year, Paul said in an interview that Republicans should agree to disagree on social issues.
Now, in a new interview, Paul says he doesnt anticipate changing the laws on abortion and added that his belief that life begins at conception is a personal and religious one, not a scientific viewpoint.
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This is beyond moronic. He should be embarrassed.
“belief that life begins at conception is a personal and religious one, not a scientific viewpoint.”
What?! Not only is this a SCIENTIFIC FACT, but the fact that it is 100% HUMAN LIFE is a SCIENTIFIC FACT.
Abortion is murder. May nations be judged by how they treat their most vulnerable.
“...his belief that life begins at conception is a personal and religious one, not a scientific viewpoint.”
Actually, that’s not a “view” but scientific fact.
Paul sure gives up easy on everything, at least everything that conservatives would have predicted a libertarian republican would be giving up on.
Rand is calling on the GOP to “evolve” on these issues.
Paulistas are another family not fit for the Presidency.
So of course, the Republicans decide that now is a good time to hop off the pro-life wagon.
WHAT! Of course life beings at conception - what else is it going on in there - IT’S LIFE!
I can’t imagine he really believes what he just said.
Yep. He just lost my vote. His dad is a doctor. He knows damn well life begins at conception.
and yet, by the time 2028 rolls around, there will have been one in every pres primary process for like 6 straight cycles.
He is simply a liar, make that a damn liar.
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
My Country is not.
the Constitutionalist does not believe in the right to life
Isn’t he a doctor also?
so any law based on personal beliefs - they aren’t going to ever try to change them to match that personal beliefs?
rand, ALL laws are based on someone’s beliefs. the question is, who’s beliefs re the laws going to reflect, yours or your enemies?
rand just said heisn’t going to fight for his or your beliefs being reflected in our laws. he may as well resign now and let someone who understands what laws are about, to govern for the people.
rand you just sowed everyone the fool you really are.
Good gawd this guy is a fraud. He’s also alienating a good portion of Libertarians who are pro life.
Rand Paul is a figment of my imagination.
Paul was a total idiot answering that question like he did. So freaking Romney wishy washy. Paul wants it both ways on too many topics. People want to know what you believe and they want to believe you mean it. How freaking hard is it to just say what you mean.
Life begins at conception.
Paul’s answer on this issue is just one of many reasons I couldn’t vote for him. But wow...he’s not going to make it to the first primary at this rate. AND so far, the state of Kentucky is going to make him decide which ballot he wants to be on.
This guy passed Biology 101 and got into medical school?
You’d flunk if you said something idiotic like this on a test.
I know. I was a biology major in January of 1973, and I understood when Roe was announced that they were saying it was OK to kill a person....by just calling them another name, a scientific one: “fetus”.
Which doesn’t mean you aren’t biologically alive, just in a certain phase of growth.
Life begins at conception. What the court said was that the legal term “personhood” could be defined as being much later.
And that’s what we’re all against.
The decrease in the number of abortions is likely more the result of an increased availability of birth control than it is a change in public opinion on the issue. Poll after polls show that while a majority of Americans to be supportive of restrictions on abortion, this same majority is opposed to a total ban.
Such talent.....he managed to alienate the entire evangelical vote with one statement in a stupid attempt to appeal to people who would never vote for him.
Nice job idiot.
When you stop a beating, human heart, THAT’S MURDER. I don’t give a damn what “da living and breathing constitution” whispers to the dumbass “judges” in their goofyass “courts”.
Life doesn’t begin at conception.
Life began thousands or billions of years ago, depending on your beliefs.
The egg and sperm cells that participate in the conception are both alive prior to the conception, and the fertilized egg is likewise alive after the conception.
He is trying to get elected and doing REAL WELL!!He be coming.
Stand with Rand.
Rand Paul is trying to position himself as a centrist as he sees Jeb Bush as his #1 rival for the 2016 nomination, imho.
Well if you look at it that way i agree - but each new life beings at conception.
I threw Rand Paul in the trash some time ago. He is no more a conservative than his father, Ron Paul.
No principles, no morals, no truths that he won’t throw under the bus if it suits his political convenience. Not the kind of guy you want to vote into office, because once he’s in, he’ll do what he damned well likes.
And he won the CPAC vote just like his dad did—by busing in gangs of pot-smoking libertarians to vote for him. Most likely the same guys who showed up every year to vote for Ron.
He needs to read the Scott Peterson verdict. Convicted of two counts of 1st Degree Murder for murdering his wife and his unborn child that the wife was carrying. Rand Paul, with that statement, killed any chance of being a legitimate contender for the republican nomination. He’ll either run as a libertarian or on the Green Party ticket.
trying to position himself
the first mistake
the next mistake
the last mistake
maybe it’s above his pay grade??
So... Rand Paul is a pro-abort. One more reason why he becomes absolutely unacceptable as a presidential candidate.
Sorry, buddy....you can not claim to be pro-life and at the same time claim it should not be an issue.
You and your other libertarian cohorts are the reason I still register as republican.
If you can’t stand for life 100% and strong defense.....wither and die.
To paraphrase a comment by, I believe, Michael Ledeen,
Rand Paul is first, most, and primarily a Libertarian. He only talks conservative when it coincides with libertarianism.
Oddly enough, I think he might win without us (I can’t support him) and then power through a personhood amendment because he owes it to God. The Lord moves in mysterious ways.
Interesting that you didn't even watch the interview and accepted the author's paraphrase (lack of quotes means it is not a quote) of what he said. He actually said that, "my personal and religious view is that life begins at conception." He never used the word science, or suggested that this is not also a scientific view, the author simply made that up out of whole cloth, assuming that if something is a personal and religious view it cannot also be a scientific view.
Well, God is real busy with 7.3 billion people living and 1.3 billion in heaven so we may have to fend for ourselves and vote for a winner.If we are wrong and it is a sin,God fogave us from our sins on the Cross.
Rand Paul is for ONLY SMALLER CONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNMENT
which AT THIS TIME is FINE with ME!!! I DESPISE abortion!!!! I WANT
MY DAMNED FREEDOM BACK I WANT OUR REPUBLIC BACK!!!
When I start to SEE SMALLER GOVERNMENT I will scream from the rooftops regarding abortion, minds are slowing changing about this issue
each and every day!!!!! I WANT this RIDICULOUS war on women issue
put to rest I WANT TO WIN OUR REPUBLIC BACK!!!!!
"I am 100% pro-life. I believe life begins at conception and that abortion takes the life of an innocent human being. It is the duty of our government to protect this life as a right guaranteed under the Constitution. For this reason, I introduced S. 583, the Life at Conception Act on March 14, 2013. This bill would extend the Constitutional protection of life to the unborn from the time of conception. It is unconscionable that government would facilitate the taking of innocent life. I have stated many times that I will always support legislation that would end abortion or lead us in the direction of ending abortion. There are many ways we can work toward this ultimate goal and items we can hope to accomplish in the near term. I strongly oppose any federal funding of abortion and will attempt to stop the flow of tax dollars to groups who perform or advocate for abortion.
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He is scrambling.
Had this conversation with the ambivalent today:
When did we find out Jesus was with us?
At the Annunciation, when God placed him here.
Who is the creator of life?
Same - God
God let us know at least in that case, life begins at that point.
So, abortion kills a person.
When people say women get to have control over their bodies, they leave out that they have control over chastity.
And they still don’t get to kill babies conceived through violent acts.
When people say that life doesn’t begin when God tells us it begins, and natural law and common sense tells us this, as well, for whatever stupid reason they have, that’s just freedom of speech.
It doesn’t make the truth different.
Life begins at conception, whether people say it doesn’t, whether they believe it doesn’t or whether they don’t want it to be true or not.
Any politician or celeb or anyone else, who, like Obama, Mooch, Mary Tyler Moore, Preachers, Romney, or Paul or any dopey high school student who states that life begins when we want it to, denies the truth and it will never change it.
Abortion is murder.
Birth control is the cause of confusion, abortion is an effect.
The truth is simple. It does not have to be easy in fact people HAte the truth.
But it is simple
And Rand Paul, as I always say, is wacko.
Strange Paul and Bush are moving to the center when primary voters prefer conservatives.
Who do you think they’re listening to? The same Bevis that cost us two elections and counting...
Not that mysterious in regards to Paul.
And, at that instant in time, it’s immediately human - it can never under any circumstances be a dog or a peony or a goldfish - nothing but a human.
He couldn’t even get Bush better numbers against Gore and Kerry... GACK!
No, it’s always been so, more or less.
We don’t have mob rule in the Constitution.
Majority should never rule, truth, natural law, and the founding documents are the rule. When they are not, this is what we have.
there are many credible arguments that Roe v wade is unconstitutional.
It was a privacy issue, negating the fact that fetus’ are human, same as slavery, and it will end the same, our progeny horrified that we allowed the murder of 53 million and who knows how many by the time we’re done, and how many have been killed by abortifacients. CDC has it at around 200 million.
That’s what majority rule gets you, in the world of liberal media who would have us believe it’s a majority, and who pushes the sentiment.
Humans have their own DNA at conception.
Mob rule cannot change the truth.
I understand where you are coming from. I sympathize. Unfortunately that ship has sailed. Our Republic won’t be coming back. At least not in its current configuration. Our constitutional form of government makes certain assumptions about the people it governs. When those assumptions are no longer valid then the Constitution has no meaning.
So in the final analysis it doesn’t matter what Rand Paul thinks or does. The rubric of the Constitution is no longer suited to address the issue. The same goes for Mark Levin and his Liberty amendments/convention of the states movement.
Approaching a deal-breaker for me....