Thursday, January 24, 2008

Ron Paul @ the March for Life

Delivering 4000+ babies helps one make the connection.

Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) was the only GOP presidential candidate to make an appearance at the 35th annual March for Life on Tuesday, the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision giving women the right to abortion on demand.

Paul got an enthusiastic reception from the crowd, with many marchers waving Ron Paul signs and banners.

Dr. Paul, an OB/GYN, said he has delivered more than 4,000 babies and that in medical school he "quickly learned" that "when I dealt with a pregnant woman I always had two patients."

"The debate about when life begins should not be a debate," Paul said. "Let me assure you that all life begins at conception."

"You cannot defend liberty without defending life," he said.

I have poked gentle fun at Dr. Paul on occasion, now it's time to give him his due. Libertarians need someone like Dr. Paul to make the libertarian argument for life. I would be more sympathetic to their message if Dr. Paul had success in this area.

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