There is nothing more insane, nothing more sinister than the prevalance and acceptance of the mass murders of unborn children. It's worse than slavery. It makes me physically ill to hear "libertarians" spout off about being 'Pro-choice." How mentally ill do you have to be to consider terminating (murdering) another life to be 'pro-choice." I mean sometimes I feel like I'm living in the Bizarro World.
I agree whole-heartedly with Dr. Paul's stance on the issue. How can we protect liberty if we don't protect life? How long will we commit the most selfish act imaginable simply because we don't want to be inconvenienced? A child is not part of your body. It's not an extension of the mother; it is its own organism with its own blood type. It's not a growth or a tumor. To try and make the case is complete idiocy.
The overwhelming majority of abortions are performed on pregnant women who had sex BY CHOICE. CHOICE! Do you hear that pro-choice people? A woman does have the right to do whatever she wants with her body, but a fetus is not her body. There are numerous ways to avoid becoming pregnant, and if you are afraid after haveing sex then take the morning after pill. It's emergency contraception, not an abortion. You can if you need to give the child up for adoption to one of the thousands of couples who cannot conceive.
Finally to address the issue of rape: as horrible as rape is, it is still the woman's responsibility to seek medical attention. If you don't want to file a police report that's your choice, but seek treatment and get emergency contraception. If you do not then the child that is conceived is innocent of any crime his parents have commited. If my father commits a crime against my mother or vice-versa, I am not held personably liable. Many courts have upheld convictions for double murder when a pregant woman has been killed.
I have looked at abortion from every angle for years and each time I come to the same, irrefutable conclusion. It is the initiation of force against another human being. It is the derliction of duty as a parent. It is the complete abandonment of common decency. It is the neglect of personal responsibility. It is murder.