The media always pound pro-life Republican candidates like presidential hopeful Rand Paul with questions about exceptions in an attempt to make pro-life candidates appear as if they are unsympathetic about women victimized by rape because they don’ think killing the baby is the appropriate response. Reporters almost never ask pro-abortion Democrats hard-hitting questions about why they support late-term abortions, for example.
So when Paul got a question from a reporter today, he turned it around in the most amazing way.
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Associated Press reporter Philip Elliott prodded Paul on abortion and whether he would support any exceptions to a ban on abortions.
“The thing is about abortion—and about a lot of things—is that I think people get tied up in all these details of, sort of, you’re this or this or that, or you’re hard and fast (on) one thing or the other,” Paul told Elliott. “I’ve supported both bills with and without (exceptions), you know. In general, I am pro-life. So I will support legislation that advances and shows that life is special and deserves protection.”
“Should there be any exemptions or not?” asked NH1 reporter Paul Steinhauser, in a followup.
“What’s the DNC say?” asked Paul, shifting the question back to Democrats.
“Here’s the deal—we always seen to have the debate waaaaay over here on what are the exact details of exemptions, or when it starts,” said Paul, waving his hands to the left. “Why don’t we ask the DNC: Is it okay to kill a seven-pound baby in the uterus? You go back and you ask Debbie Wasserman Schultz if she’s OK with killing a seven-pound baby that is not born yet. Ask her when life begins, and you ask Debbie when it’s okay to protect life. When you get an answer from Debbie, get back to me.”
Here’s the tape:
UPDATE: Wasserman Schulz responded, saying she is fine with abortion on demand without limits. To which Rand responded:
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