How Ron Paul will outlaw abortion
*Note-this thread is not about whether abortion is right or wrong. There are hundreds of threads out there in which to debate that subject. This
thread is to connect the dots as to how Ron Paul WILL outlaw abortion, under the cloak of states rights.*
*Second note-Many of the quotes I am going to use are well known and circulated, and therefore, in the interest of saving time and space, I will omit
from citing those quotes, as hundreds of sources can easily be found by copy&pasting the quote in a google search.*
For the purpose of this thread, it has to be noted that it has been well established that Ron Paul wishes to make abortion an issue for each state to
decide. A few quotes for those that don't know:
"best handled at the state level"
"the federal government has no authority whatsoever to involve itself in the abortion issue."
It is also very well noted that he is staunchly anti-abortion, calling himself:
"an unshakable foe of abortion"
So, I have been challenged multiple times as to why I am opposed to RP's plan to take abortion to the state level, and out of federal hands. I am now
going to connect the dots and show how this VERY anti-abortion politician is sidestepping the fact that he intends to outlaw abortion by claiming he
wants to take it to the state level, and thus exposing him as using the same, "status-quo", backdoor political tactics that he claims to be against.
Ron Paul has introduced, at the federal level, the "Sanctity of Life Act"[H.R. 1096]. This act, which he would push into place if president, would:
Deems human life to exist from conception, without regard to race, sex, age, health, defect, or condition of dependency and requires that the term
"person" include all such human life.
Amends the federal judicial code to remove Supreme Court and district court jurisdiction to review cases arising out of any statute, ordinance,
rule, regulation, or practice, or any act interpreting such a measure, on the grounds that such measure: (1) protects the rights of human persons
between conception and birth;
Thereby A)nullifying Roe vs. Wade; and B) handing federally protected rights to the fetus from the moment of conception.
Now, one might ask, "If Ron Paul wants to make abortion a state issue, why is he pushing for this FEDERAL definition of a fetus' rights?"
Simple. Roe v Wade would be revoked. States would get to choose whether or not they wanted to allow abortion. In the states that choose to allow it,
it will be performed as a legal procedure. HOWEVER, AFTER the procedure, both the doctor and the parents will be open to prosecution based on
violating the federal rights of the fetus granted by the "Sanctity of Life Act", effectively OUTLAWING ABORTION, even if the states wish to keep it.
The states rights sham is simply a guise to get Roe v. Wade revoked.
Tell me I'm wrong.
Tell me Ron Paul isn't the exact type of politician he claims to be against.
edit on 2-5-2012 by captaintyinknots because: (no reason