Conservatives and Libertarians United Against Ron Paul

Watching what Ron Paul does. Not what he says.

Pro-Life?

When it comes to votes restricting abortions, Ron Paul really is “Dr. No.”

 Ron Paul voted NO on barring transporting minors to get an abortion.

The Child Custody Protection Act makes it a federal crime to transport a minor across state lines for the purpose of obtaining an abortion. Reference: Bill sponsored by Ros-Lehtinen, R-FL; Bill HR 1218 ; vote number 1999-261 on Jun 30, 1999

Ron Paul voted NO on federal crime to harm fetus while committing other crimes.

Vote to pass a bill that would make it a federal crime to harm a fetus while committing any of 68 federal offenses or a crime under military law. Abortion doctors and women whose own actions harmed their fetuses would be exempt. Reference: Bill sponsored by Graham, R-SC; Bill HR 503 ; vote number 2001-89 on Apr 26, 2001

Voted NO on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research.

Vote to pass a bill that would forbid human cloning and punish violators with up to 10 years in prison and fines of at least $1 million. The bill would ban human cloning, and any attempts at human cloning, for both reproductive purposes and medical research. Also forbidden is the importing of cloned embryos or products made from them. Reference: Human Cloning Prohibition Act; Bill HR 534 ; vote number 2003-39 on Feb 27, 2003

Voted NO on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime.

Vote to pass a bill that would make it a criminal offense to harm or kill a fetus during the commission of a violent crime. The measure would set criminal penalties, the same as those that would apply if harm or death happened to the pregnant woman, for those who harm a fetus. It is not required that the individual have prior knowledge of the pregnancy or intent to harm the fetus. This bill prohibits the death penalty from being imposed for such an offense. The bill states that its provisions should not be interpreted to apply a woman’s actions with respect to her pregnancy. Reference: Unborn Victims of Violence Act; Bill HR 1997 ; vote number 2004-31 on Feb 26, 2004

Voted NO on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions.

To prevent the transportation of minors in circumvention of certain laws relating to abortion, and for other purposes, including:

  • Allowing for exemptions to the law if the life of the minor is in danger or if a court in the minor’s home state waive the parental notification required by that state
  • Allocating fines and/or up to one year imprisonment of those convicted of transporting a minor over state lines to have an abortion
  • Penalizing doctors who knowingly perform an abortion procedure without obtaining reasonable proof that the notification provisions of the minor’s home state have been satisfied
  • Requiring abortion providers in states that do not have parental consent laws and who would be performing the procedure on a minor that resides in another state, to give at least a 24 hour notice to the parent or legal guardian
  • Specifying that neither the minor nor her guardians may be prosecuted or sued for a violation of this act

Reference: Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act; Bill HR 748 ; vote number 2005-144 on Apr 27, 2005

The following are Rep. Ron Paul’s ratings from “NARAL Pro-Choice America”, the largest abortion rights group in the United States.

2006: 65%

2005: 75%

2004: 65%

9 Responses to “Pro-Life?”

  1. infragreen said

    Why don’t you mention the Sanctity of Life Act he introduced instead of the militant laws he voted against???

    These No votes are ALL in line with his smaller government principals.
    Vapid spin you have here. Give up.

  2. Chris said

    I’ve been reading through your very poorly made website. Your arguments are very weak and you take really terrible pot shots at the guy that, most of the time, are unfounded. Whoever is in charge of this blog should be ashamed of themselves. How do you look into the mirror every day sir??

  3. jp said

    in the real world the guy is Pro-Choice, thats why NARAL rates him so high…he’s on their side operationally, in the real world as oppossed to his ivory tower.

  4. Josh said

    Dr. Paul is a physician who has delivered 4,000 babies. He’s spoke fervently pro-life in his personal level and has stood to keep federal government hands off.

    You call yourself a conservative or libertarian and disagree?

  5. Josh said

    Oh, so who’s more pro-life? Thompson? Romney? Giuliani? McCain?

  6. jp said

    McCain and Thompson both have higher pro-life voting records. Paul would likely argue his votes as those laws being ‘unconstitutional’ or something stupid like that, and that they are all state’s issue. For the rest of us living in the here and now of the real world, he’s pro-choice on these issues.

  7. Stewart Pidd said

    JP Says: “…Paul would likely argue his votes as those laws being ‘unconstitutional’ or something stupid like that.”

    How can a true American, let alone a Libertarian make a statement like that? You are speaking purely pragmatically without regard to principle. Let’s get back to the “stupidity” of the Constitution and most of these things would be properly sorted out at the state and local level.

  8. Pastor Mark Mitchell said

    Ron Paul is willing to sacrifice unborn children at the alter of states rights and smaller government. this is not a prolife position and neither are these other no votes. he votes prolife only when it doesnt intrude on his sense of government. In other words government has a more compelling place in his life. May God help him.

  9. jpniner said

    you dunces don’t seem to get it, its not “unconstitutional”….that is Paul’s narrow view.

    which btw, he completely contradicts himself when he voted for that Partial Birth Abortion Ban….so on that vote he doesn’t see it as a federalist issue.

    he’s a contrarian and a fool………and Roe v. Wade made abortion a Federal issue, until the courts reverse that they should treat it as such.

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