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Rand Paul Grilled On Birth Control Issue

PRESIDENTIAL CONTENDER ACCUSED OF FLIP-FLOP By FITSNEWS || U.S. Sen. Rand Paul was grilled on the issue of birth control during a visit to early-voting South Carolina this week – part of an ongoing Democratic effort to stir up the perception of a GOP “War on Women.” Sheesh … it’s…


By FITSNEWS || U.S. Sen. Rand Paul was grilled on the issue of birth control during a visit to early-voting South Carolina this week – part of an ongoing Democratic effort to stir up the perception of a GOP “War on Women.”

Sheesh … it’s the GOP’s ongoing war on taxpayers we’re most concerned with.  And all those foreign wars it continues to goad us into fighting.  Oh, and its war on our liberties.

Anyway …

Paul – one of several early frontrunners for the 2016 “Republican” presidential nomination – was asked by a student at the College of Charleston whether he supported Plan B, which is a pill that prevents pregnancy if taken shortly after sexual intercourse.

Paul answered in the affirmative – a position likely to enrage those on the religious right who demand their candidates be “100 percent” pro-life.

Almost immediately, Paul was accused of flip-flopping on the issue – owing to a 2012 personhood bill he sponsored that explicitly affirmed the right to life as beginning at the moment of conception.

“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 at the time. “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.”

Paul has since argued that outlawing Plan B was “infeasible.”

Last fall a judge ordered that Plan B and other forms of emergency contraception be made available to women of all ages without a prescription.

This website opposes abortion on demand – first, second or third trimester.  We believe the right to life is the indispensable American liberty, and that absent a candidate’s support of laws enshrining that right – their stated support for other liberties really doesn’t amount to much.

Having said that, like Paul we don’t necessarily see the problem with a pill that prevents a pregnancy from beginning in the first place.

Of course while we don’t necessarily have a problem with “Plan B,” there should be no affirmative obligation on American taxpayers to subsidize it.  Nor should any private company that provides health insurance to its employees be forced to include it in its coverage.

UPDATE: Assuming Paul did flip-flop, he’s still got a ways to go to match 2012 “Republican” nominee Mitt Romney’s chronic malleability on this issue …

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Mario Leone September 30, 2014 at 3:54 pm

Ron actually agreed with this as well. Likely due to the belief that if it was taken early enough, life wasn’t actually created.

9" September 30, 2014 at 4:06 pm

Rand Paul is one ugly motherfucker.Is it too late to abort him?

The quest for ultimate power September 30, 2014 at 4:08 pm

Sorry, Rand already has Willard Romney beat when it comes to flip flopping. Rand is the ultimate polling weather vane, there is not one principle he holds dear enough short of winning the Presidency that he won’t throw overboard to accomplish that very goal.

Jackie Chiles September 30, 2014 at 4:11 pm

I mean Plan B is basically a lot of Birth Control. I don’t get the opposition to it.

Tazmaniac September 30, 2014 at 4:29 pm

Inflexibility on abortion and some other social issues is what keeps the Republicans a minority. There is a vast majority in “The Middle” who stay at home or pull the lever for a Lib due to the Taliban wing of the Party. I’m way more upset about the Government paying for it than the act itself.

The Colonel September 30, 2014 at 4:35 pm

“…was asked by a student at the College of Charleston whether he supported Plan B… With all of the real issues facing her generation, leave it to a “College of Knowledge” coed to ask the pressing issues “question of the day”.
What a dumbass, anybody taking odds on her political alliance?

Jan September 30, 2014 at 5:40 pm

Well it seems you are in the right party? The GOP remains the party of old white men and their Stepford wives.

I guess to someone who thinks we should roll it all back to 1790, this young lady had two strikes against her. She most likely does not own property and she is a female. Consequently her concerns should be irrelevant and she is was dumb to open her mouth. Heaven forbid a girl should ask a politician his position on something she is interested in and waste time that could have been used by important people.

In any event, I am fine with another example to use when I tell women they are really dumb if they vote for Republicans. Yes, I save dumbass statements by old Republicans. They use to be hard to come by, but not so much any more, and it is important for women to see what condescending assholes most Republican men are.
In 2008 a little over 70 million women voted in the Presidential election. That is compared to a little over 60 million men. Women intend to see that trend line continue. So, see you at the polls.

The Colonel September 30, 2014 at 5:45 pm

And yet another dumbass coed comment…

If you’re tired of gubamint and the GOP “getting all up in your bidness”, quit asking for handouts to pay for your activities. A Plan B pill costs about $

Bristol Loves Pistol September 30, 2014 at 6:33 pm

“…abstinence is free and works every time it’s tried…”

Unless you’re as horny as a Palin.

The Colonel September 30, 2014 at 6:40 pm

I’ll take Jack Worthington for $100 Alex…

The Colonel September 30, 2014 at 6:42 pm

I’ll take Danny Williams for $200 Alex

The Colonel September 30, 2014 at 6:43 pm

I’ll take Ashley Jackson for $300 Alex

The Colonel September 30, 2014 at 6:50 pm

I’ll take Quinn Edwards for $400 Alex

MashPotato September 30, 2014 at 7:47 pm

It’s not the nineties anymore. Inflation’s a bitch.

The Colonel September 30, 2014 at 7:48 pm

Not even with Big T’s dick…

Smirks September 30, 2014 at 6:47 pm

abstinence is free and works every time it’s tried.

Except for when it doesn’t. How many poster children does it take to show this shallow argument for what it really is? How many more high-profile “abstinence” mothers like Bristol Palin do we need? How many more studies do we need showing abstinence-only education leads to higher teen pregnancy rates? What about instances of incest or rape (whether forced, statutory, etc.)?

This comment is absolutely ignorant and does nothing to further the discussion on unplanned pregnancies or how society needs to react to the issue. People are human, they do illogical things. All society can do is ignore it or react to it, either by spending money to make it less prevalent, or by paying for the ultimate costs of it. Most civilized nations pick the latter option and use a mixture of both methods, because most civilized people realize that doing nothing just creates a child in a shitty situation and that’s not good for anyone at all.

The Colonel September 30, 2014 at 7:05 pm

Nobody is denying any body the right to “Plan B”. What most of us object to is being forced to pay for it when your poor decision got you in that fix.

TontoBubbaGoldstein September 30, 2014 at 7:28 pm

abstinence is free and works every time it’s tried.

Tried successfully, Col. sometimes abstinence can be to [work with TBG, trying to start a FITSNEWS meme on the to, too, two, tu thing…]…um… trying.

The Colonel September 30, 2014 at 7:33 pm

I abstained more times than I can count, had a lot of fun doing “everything but” and have since spent the last few years making up for lost time.

So sorry October 1, 2014 at 7:18 pm

I’ve watched with interest every time you try to make “to, too, two” a meme….the problem is this:

You need enough people clever enough to understand what you are doing and why….hence….fail.

Even then, stage two if having them in on the joke…which by nature a substantial portion would have to understand. It’s self defeating in this particular environment.

nap time? September 30, 2014 at 6:54 pm

Don’t worry. The Republican Party will be a thing of the past in 10-15 years. Let them grumpy old farts comment here. It’s about all they got left.

Mike at the Beach September 30, 2014 at 8:32 pm

Dream on there, nappy. You seem to forget that as people get older, they trend more conservative (in general voting , anyway) and we are getting older and older each year (in the aggregate, obviously). The upcoming midterms may prove me wrong, but I doubt it. Because so many voters are so stupid these things tend to run in cycles, other issues notwithstanding.

nap time? October 1, 2014 at 1:08 pm

Sounds like you’re having a hard time convincing yourself.

sparklecity September 30, 2014 at 4:36 pm

Operation “Rolling Thunder” on I-85 in Spartanburg County (basically exits 75 – 55) {north & south} – It’s an annual festivity loved by all!!!!!!!
Brought to by that TEA party darling Sheriff “Chuckie” Wright – Spartanburg County
Avoid I-85 in Spartanburg for the next few days if you don’t want to get caught up in the clutches of “Operation Fast Buck for the Fuzz” 2014
On the bright side if your office is next to I-85 (like mine is) you get to watch Vietnam era helicopters trolling along I-85 looking for poor souls to filch.
Numerous law agencies (local, state & county) as far away as Lee County join up each year for a cut of the loot!!!!!

SC Political Digest September 30, 2014 at 5:10 pm

When you triangulate…you strangulate…Paul was sounding a little too much like FITS and Obama on foreign policy (ISIS) until it Blew Feces all over all of you…and you look like fools now.

Also: I remember RonPaul running the most Right-Wing Fundamentalist anti-Abortion commercials I’ve ever heard in SC, during the 2012 Primary…then he told the NE effeminate GOP-ers, Choice is an American value….

Liberal-Tarians may be bigger lairs than Democrats…and that’s saying something.

Sam September 30, 2014 at 6:55 pm

Who do you think the GOP should run in 2016?

SC Political Digest September 30, 2014 at 7:32 pm

The LEAST Democrat…

The Colonel September 30, 2014 at 7:43 pm

That’d be Marin van Buren who at 5’6″ was the shortest Democrat ever elected president…

Saluda Rapids October 1, 2014 at 9:02 am

Right, the NE GOP-ers are effeminate. Take a quick run through of the pussies serving the redneck red states and you will see some real winners. Get your head out of your ass. And it’s liar, not “lair.”

Smirks September 30, 2014 at 6:27 pm

Conservatives should embrace birth control and want it easily accessible if they really care to cut down welfare.

Mike at the Beach September 30, 2014 at 8:28 pm

Ah, a fellow reader of the economic musings of Charles Murray, the Heath brothers, etc. Helps crime rates, too, by the way. Nicely played…

Margaret Sanger October 1, 2014 at 8:56 am

“Hitler had the right idea, he was just an underachiever.”-Bill Hicks

Daniel Ryan October 1, 2014 at 10:34 am

That’s a bit of a pet peeve of mine: the political right tend to line in up opposition to both abortion AND birth control-that seems kind of contradictory to me. Especially since statistical data actually shows that the rates of abortion are at generational lows, due in no small part to the commonality of birth control.

plus the stupid name September 30, 2014 at 6:51 pm

He won’t get elected on his ‘hair’ alone. Lose the rats nest and just be bald or whatever.

Bible Thumper September 30, 2014 at 8:14 pm

The Real War on Women
More than half of all aborted babies in the U.S. are female. In the U.S., the sex ratio is the normal 102-106 males per 100 females. However, it was found that among some Korean, Chinese, and Indian parents with one daughter, the sex ratio is 117 and when they have two daughters, the ratio is 151. This is due to sex selective abortions and sex selective fertility procedures.
Around the world, here are estimated numbers of women who are missing because of sex selection.
Afghanistan — 265,000
Albania — 21,000
Armenia — 35,000
Azerbaijan — 111,000
Bangladesh — 416,000
China —- 25,112,000
Georgia — 24,000
India — 12,618,000
Montenegro — 3,000
Nepal — 125,000
Pakistan — 206,000
South Korea — 336,000
Singapore — 21,000
Viet Nam — 21,000

nitrat September 30, 2014 at 10:27 pm

I just love how Libertarianism stops at a woman’s body.

Rand's a fag October 1, 2014 at 9:41 pm

Rands faggotry keeps him far away from women’s body. The marriage is a sham, his college Aqua Budda homosexual friend is the real deal.

Limbaughsaphatkhunt September 30, 2014 at 11:44 pm

If only the GOP cared this much about “person hood” after people were born.

Oaebcr October 1, 2014 at 2:39 pm

Rand Paul 2016!

Don't be a disgrace October 1, 2014 at 7:20 pm

Rand Paul’s a flip flopping turd you muppet. Just because he shares gene’s with someone who wasn’t, doesn’t make him qualified to run a lemonade stand.

9" October 1, 2014 at 10:53 pm

I don’t care for his politics,but he was effing great in Atlanta…


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