Sen. Rand Paul is the small-government civil libertarian who respects the Constitution, individual freedoms and choice and…what’s that you say, Rand?
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Friday introduced so-called “fetal personhood” legislation that would completely outlaw abortion in the United States.
The Life at Conception Act would declare that human life began at conception, providing fertilized eggs with the same legal status as born persons.
“The Life at Conception Act legislatively declares what most Americans believe and what science has long known – that human life begins at the moment of conception, and therefore is entitled to legal protection from that point forward,” Paul said in a statement. “ The right to life is guaranteed to all Americans in the Declaration of Independence and ensuring this is upheld is the Constitutional duty of all Members of Congress.”
Huh. Guess those individual freedoms don’t apply to Vagina-Americans. I’m sure he’s really terribly sorry about that whole Roe v. Wade thing not mattering after all. Perhaps another 13-hour talking filibuster, this time on how women don’t need control of their own reproductive systems, would suffice.
But totally worth it because of his “principled stance on civil liberties” right?