Ron Paul says he wants to get government out of people’s lives, but it appears he only wants to get government out of men’s lives. His web site says he’ll immediately “repeal Roe vs. Wade” (not sure how he can do that all by himself), remove abortion from federal jurisdiction, pass “Sanctity of Life” legislation and ensure that no federal tax money goes to pay for “family planning,” as though family planning is akin to abortion.
So my question to Ron is, who is going to feed and care for all those babies and their mommas, since the daddies who sire them tend to drift off to the next warm place to put it? Ron, will you pass legislation to prevent men from siring children out of wedlock? No. That would be putting more government into men’s lives. Will you pass legislation to ensure that men understand that sex makes babies, and if they make a baby they are responsible for supporting the child? Probably not. That would be putting more government in place.
Nope, but Ron will make sure some teenager or poor woman has that baby. Wealthy women can always find an abortion, but the poor, the young, the frightened … no, they must have those babies, according to Ron and his alter ego Rick Santorum.
Rick Santorum goes right out there and says that contraception should be banned. He has long opposed the Supreme Court’s 1965 ruling that invalidated a Connecticut law banning contraception and has also pledged to eliminate any federal funding for contraception if elected president. As he told CaffeinatedThoughts.com editor Shane Vander Hart in October, “One of the things I will talk about, that no president has talked about before, is I think the dangers of contraception in this country,” the former Pennsylvania senator explained. “It’s not okay. It’s a license to do things in a sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be.”
Sounds a bit like the Pope in my book. Be careful, women of America. Ron Paul, Rick Santorum…these guys want to make sure sex is for making babies, and you must have those babies. What’s next, burkas?