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GOP Abortion Politics and Ron Paul

I came across a great article today at CatholicVote.com:

http://www.catholicvote.org/discuss/index.php?p=31842

The great thing is that CatholicVote is not a site where I'd expect to see something like this.

Here's a couple of quotes from the article:

"Both Democrats and Republicans garner enormous political capital based on the emotion stirred up by abortion...And election after election, nothing of substance changes. But why should it? An issue that grants each party so much power provides the greatest benefit to both by being kept in stasis."

"Candidates who favor the centralization of power in the federal government, foreign interventionism, and big government spending while offering no realistic solutions to abortion are not good options for the future of our nation. Every time we grit our teeth and vote for the candidate they nominate, they give us another one like him the next time, only just a little further to the left. Incrementalism has a funny way of sliding down that slope. We do it in good conscience, of course, thinking that by holding our noses and pulling the lever we’re taking one for the team because this time things are going to change for the better.

Have you ever watched Charlie Brown try to kick a football? It’s a lot like that."

It's great to see the truth starting to diffuse more widely around the country!!



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Just One Example of How Dr. Paul Stands Out

...from the pack. Not just intoning "I am pro-choice" or "pro-life"
knowing it is a political issue that wins or loses votes. He took a personal stand in the Sanctity of Life Act. While seldom resorting to "God talk" he also brought it up in his brief "Statement of Faith."

I encourage everyone (no matter what your stance) to read:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanctity_of_Life_Act
His approach, his personal statement, his life as a doctor bringing 1,000 of babies into the world ... is so different than stating a position. Plus, it was his prayer that this could be settled and put behind us so we could get on with the challenges facing the country.

I was accused recently by a supporter of a pro-choice candidate of being a "one issue" person. I certainly am not and would not even vote solely on this issue. However, how Dr. Paul addressed this one issue (as he does with most issues) is deeply thought out and earnest in its conviction.

Thank you for posting.

fonta

You're welcome!

It was just so nice to see a new voice challenging the political status quo, on a site that was not known for doing this up until now.

Great Article

I've always thought that politically the Republicans, who tend to be pro-life, have the most to lose by actually illegalizing abortion. And if every Republican senator or congressman doesn't think that way, I'd be willing to be the Republican presidents we've had definitely did. It's just never going to happen in a country where the champions of pro-life have the most to lose. Abortion issue voters need to politically mature and start to consider the real qualities we need in a president or they'll be duped into voting for a group that never intended to help them.