MDN: You also stated on Kentucky Tonight that: I think that its a mistake to legislate morality and health from the state. Weve talked about healthcare and privacy. Youre pro-life. Are there any exceptions to that?
RP: Yes, in the case of the mortality of the mother.
MDN: What about instances of rape or incest or where the outcome may not be death, but severe medical problems for the mother or child. Do you think that in these cases the decision should be left to the government rather than the families?
RP: In cases of rape, trying to prevent pregnancies is obviously the best thing. The morning-after pill works successfully most of the time. Ultimately we do better if we do have better education about family planning.
With partial-birth abortion, there were five women who testified that it threatened their life. It wasnt completely true in all cases. They were non-viable babies. They were babies with awful genetic mutations that were not going to survive, and I tend to think we let nature take its course.
Pro-life, but partial birth abortion is acceptable?
So no abortion at all? Even spontaneous? Should the Mother be tried for murder if she miscarries?