Archive for Thursday, March 8, 2012

Anti-abortion leader in Kansas endorses Paul

March 8, 2012


— The president of the anti-abortion group Operation Rescue has endorsed Texas Congressman Ron Paul for the Republican presidential nomination.

Troy Newman's endorsement was released Thursday by Paul's campaign, two days ahead of voting in the Kansas GOP presidential caucuses. Operation Rescue has its headquarters in Wichita.

Many abortion opponents, including leaders of the anti-abortion group Kansans for Life, are supporting former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum in the presidential race.

But in a recorded message distributed by the Paul campaign, Newman said Paul will fight to ban abortion and is the only candidate truly committed to defending the U.S. Constitution.

Paul planned appearances Friday in Topeka, Wichita and Lawrence.


Mercy 6 years, 3 months ago

This headline should read "ProLife leader in Kansas endorses Paul".

Cait McKnelly 6 years, 3 months ago

Heh. He's no more "Pro-life" than a hedgehog. They got it right.

KayCee 6 years, 3 months ago

Amen, Mercy. Two nut..(don't call anmes) uninformed kids just posted.

Celeste Plitz 6 years, 3 months ago

No, I think they got it right. The woman's life doesn't seem to matter to these people, and once the baby is born, they aren't real concerned about that life, either.

KayCee 6 years, 3 months ago

You bought the lies of the liberal left, Celeste.

Cait McKnelly 6 years, 3 months ago

Darn! Paul was the only one who was all for legalizing marijuana. Well, poo. Of course the only real reason Newman endorsed him was because Paul was all for overturning Roe V. Wade and passing it back to the states. Too bad none of the Repub candidates have a chance of a snowball in "that hot place". Sorry for ya, Troy. Not.

voevoda 6 years, 3 months ago

Actually, it makes sense for the most radical anti-abortionist to endorse Ron Paul, because he denies the need for abortion under any circumstances. In his 1983 publication, Ron Paul wrote that there is never any reason for abortion to protect a woman's health because "pregnancy is natural" and women "feel delightful" when pregnant. There isn't a reason for abortion in case of rape, because rape almost never results in pregnancy. He wrote that women have only obligations and the fetus has all the rights, because women have implicitly consented to carrying the fetus by the act of having sex. (He doesn't deal with birth control failure--in that case, the woman explicitly did not consent to becoming pregnant, and therefore, by Paul's logic, ought to be free to remove the "intruder"--his word.) Ron Paul espouses thinly-disguised misogynism. It's not libertarianism, or else he would empower women to control their own bodies.

jafs 6 years, 3 months ago

Not true.

He would allow state governments to interfere quite a bit on this issue.

Somebody who truly doesn't want the government at any level interfering with our lives in this respect would support legal abortion at the federal level.

Jean Robart 6 years, 3 months ago

at least Ron Paul doesn't stand the chance of a snowball in hell of either getting the nomination, let alone the general election

KayCee 6 years, 3 months ago

Paul has no real chance, it's true, but he does come up with a few ideas that we should listen to. Have hear him on the pro-life discussion, he hits the right points.

Michael LoBurgio 6 years, 3 months ago

Kansas Abortion Bill Could Raise Taxes On Women Seeking Procedure

The sweeping anti-abortion bill working its way through the Kansas Legislature would levy a sales tax on women seeking abortions, including rape victims.

Buried in the 69-page bill being considered by the House Federal and State Affairs Committee are several provisions, in fact, that opponents say would increase taxes on those who seek abortions. The tax sections do not include exemptions for women who want an abortion after a sexual assault or to end a life-threatening pregnancy.

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