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Rand Paul Urges Congress To Ignore Roe v. Wade

Rand Paul Urges Congress To Ignore Roe v. Wade

Tea Party Senator and rising leader among the American Taliban Rand Paul (Ky) respects the rule of law so much he’s sent out a fundraising email directing his colleagues to disregard it entirely.

As Think Progress reports, the email was distributed via the National Review’s mailing list and calls for Congress to invoke the 14th Amendment to settle, once and for all, the question of when life begins and legal rights attach.

Working from what the Supreme Court ruled in Roe v. Wade, pro-life lawmakers can pass a Life at Conception Act and end abortion using the Constitution instead of amending it. . . . Signing the Life at Conception Act petition will help break through the opposition clinging to abortion-on-demand and get a vote on this life-saving bill to overturn Roe v. Wade.

A Life at Conception Act declares unborn children “persons” as defined by the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, entitled to legal protection.

The idea that Congress can simply declare the 14th Amendment means whatever Congress says it means is a curious position for Paul to take. But, if placed in the larger context of his neo-Confederacy views, it begins to make more sense. The 14th Amendment is the vehicle by which the federal government ensured racist whites could no longer effectively disenfranchise minorities by guaranteeing that whatever rights the Constitution affords citizens at the federal level are protected at the state level as well.

And since Paul and other anti-woman legislators can’t get around the fact that women have constitutional rights to bodily autonomy that prevent legislators from forcing them back into the home to birth as directed, an assault on the 14th Amendment in the name of fetal personhood is their next plan of attack.

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9:03AM PDT on Jul 10, 2012

I do not understand why the GOP wants to grant rights to the unborn....... what if they are not white, or even worse female??? then they just have to go to the trouble to take away those rights once they are born.

4:36AM PDT on Jun 27, 2012

With all due respect, I believe the Honorable Senator from Kentucky is a douche bag.

12:57PM PDT on May 22, 2012

@Anne H.
Love your comment..
There is something seriously wrong here.... grown men and women, educated, somewhat worldly, generally well- heeled behaving like religious zealots. It seems the only way will be to vote them out. That is what is scary....worms duplicating themselves.

10:17AM PDT on May 20, 2012

Rand Paul is just another right wing Wacko.

12:10AM PDT on May 18, 2012

Guys- don't give me your BS! Dems are just as bad as reps... Sorry if you're too stupid to see this & have honestly been brainwashed into thinking the democratic party is the party of the poor & downtodden, etc.. They are by the rich & for the rich, just as much as republicans, so don't be naive...

4:15PM PDT on May 17, 2012

Rand Paul, a bigot, racist, should join the priesthood where he can sermonize his position AGAINST every Right and Freedom Americans fought long and hard for. How dare this DESPICABLE NEANDERTHAL DICTATE, ACCORDING TO HIS BELIEFS, and CHANGE our Civil Liberties, our Civil Rights, our Freedom from Religious Persecution, our Freedom to Make Personal Choices and Decisions in our Lives Without Government Interference. Who the hell does he think he is, God? Not my God! Not this Nation's God! No way! Rand Paul is the Devil. Now show us a photo of YOU with a gun pointed at YOUR head, racist, bigot! THAT would be more appropriate, you teabagger pimp.

12:03PM PDT on May 17, 2012

Robyy C
“And again, don't give me the "Fox news" BS.... Even if it's not always accurate,”

ROFLMAO ROFLMAO ROFLMAO ROFLMAO ROFLMAO!!! Thanks dude, laughter is the best medicine.

7:47AM PDT on May 17, 2012

I read an item in the newspaper where Rand Paul gave a speech with a photo of a rifle pointing at Obama's head. These tea-party republicans are sweethearts aren't they ?

6:22AM PDT on May 17, 2012

He is another Republican A-- Hole!

3:51AM PDT on May 17, 2012

Why does he want to turn the time back to the dark ages???

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