Ron Paul Proudly Touts Operation Rescue Endorsement


Operation Rescue leader, Troy Newman, lends an official endorsement to Ron Paul.  Ron Paul may call himself Libertarian, but he opposes both freedom and access to basic health care for women. Operation Rescue is one of the most extreme anti-choice organizations in the country. They terrorize physicians by targeting them on their website and even have ties to the man who assassinated Dr. George Tiller

Ron Paul is proud of this endorsement. From the Associated Press:

…in a recorded message distributed by the Paul campaign, Newman said Paul will fight to ban abortion and is the only candidate truly committed to defending the U.S. Constitution.

Memo to Troy Boy… Roe v. Wade is protected by women’s constitutionally-protected right to privacy.  

Memo to Ron Paul… the baby in a bucket story appeals to a dangerous faction of society and might not be too wise to brag about. 

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  • sschoice

    A long time ago, there was this PSA:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_mC6EZ8Jpk

    The tag line, which became famous, was “Why do you think they call it dope?”

    But the PSA never answered the question. A lot of people came up with their own answers, which often were different from what the creators and supporters of this sort of propaganda wanted the viewers, especially young people, to believe.

    We’ve often wondered about the Libertarian Party in general, and not just about Ron Paul in particular, how it could advocate legalization of recreational drugs, including marijuana and for that matter many other so-called “harder” drugs but seem to gloss over the rights of women, especially poor women, to access reproductive health care services, especially abortion.

    It’s not that the Libertarian Party’s leadership and prominent figures like Ron Paul ever come out and say they want to actively restrict access to reproductive health care but they don’t seem to put much of a priority on opposing the myriad of anti-choice restrictions that would fall under the umbrella of civil liberties, like mandated anti-choice propaganda (“informed consent”) and other common restrictions that have been enacted going back to the run on minor’s rights with parental consent/notification laws from the late 80s on. They do a good job of marketing themselves to college students who usually already have fairly easy acess to reproductive health services, but they never talk about their obligation to help poorer, younger women access services of similar quality with the same sense of freedom of choice.

    Isn’t it ironic that a party that doesn’t enthusiastically support a woman’s right to abortion would support her right to get stoned?

    As we said, people once puzzled over what the answer to the old anti-drug PSA was, “Why do you think they call it dope?”

    Well, we now have an answer.

    Now if we could only find a way to enlighten college students, at least to the degree that the kids in the 70s anti-drug PSA were enlightened.

    Hmm, maybe a YouTube video?

    :)

    —southern students for choice, athens

     

  • seriouslydudewtf

    look i am a big advocate for womens rights including a womens right to choose! However that being said i will not stand idley by and let a good, decent, man be slandered by those who aren’t opperating on the real information! you before you try to pass off information as news you should probably actually do some fact checking.

    #1 Ron Paul was an obgyn for years he’s delivered 4,000 babies of course he’s allowed to be anti-abortion he based his life on making sure they got born healthy!

    #2 how can you say he’s against women health care WHEN HE’S GIVEN FREE HEALTHCARE TO COUPLES, AND WOMEN WHO COULDN’T AFFORD IT ON HIS OWN, WITH OUT SOME PHONY GROUP WHO TREAT THESE PEOPLE LIKE GARBAGE WHEN THEY COME IN FOR HELP!(I KNOW IVE BEEN THERE!) he also gave free care to bi-racial couples in a time and a state where they were still lynching people!  

    #3 he knows the money you give the government (billions a year) is 60% completly wasted ending up in corrupt politicians and their patsy corporate friends pockets (bush, obama, cheney, romney, gengrich, clintons!) 30% goes to the military industrial complex to kill innocents all over the world making americans the most hated nation in the world(which makes us #1target in the world, and that shits gotta stop i don’t want my money going to kill people! whether it’s a 12 year old iraqi girl trying to support her litlle siblings after being orphaned by a bomb that says “god bless america!” or a baby in my own nation!

    #4 THE WORLD DOSEN’T REVOLVE AROUND THE ISSUE OF ABORTION! i think trying to make the nation solvent so as not to be takin over by china is a little more important! because I GARUNTEE THAT IF THE NATION KEEPS HEADING IN THE DIRECTION THAT EVERYONE IS TAKING IT OTHER THEN RON PAUL THERE WILL BE NO RIGHTS FOR ANYONE! NO FREE SPEECH, NO MORE PROTESTS, NO MORE LEGAL REPRESENTATION! we’re giving more money to other nations then we’re making here! and the worst part is, is that it’s borrowed money heres an example WE DECIDED TO GIVE MONEY TO JAPAN FOR THEIR EARTH QUAKE! BY BORROWING MONEY FROM JAPOAN AT HUGE INTEREST THAT YOUR KIDS ARE GOING TO BE PAYING!!!! RON PAUL IS THE ONLY ONE WHO WILL STOP PAYING OUR ENEMIES TO BE OUR FRIENDS!

    #5 IF THE PEOPLE GET TO KEEP THEiR MONEY there going to fund planned parenthood on their own LIKE THEY FUND NPR you dont need THE GOVERNMENT TO STEAL YOUR MONEY AND WASTE IT ALL ron paul will not take it from you in the first place!

    #6 THE MONEY SPENT ON THE MILITARY IN ONE YEAR CAN TAKE CARE OF EVERY WOMAN IN THE NATION FOR 10!!!!<——— RON PAUL THE ONLY ANTI WAR CANDIDATE!!

    #7 RON PAUL WILL NOT ILLEGALIZE ABORTION!

    CHOOSE LIFE LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS!!

    VOTE BECAUSE YOU HAVE A VOICE!

    VOTE RON PAUL TO KEEP IT THAT WAY!

    (p.s. if you think obama is pro freedom  look up THE NDAA BILL HE SIGNED, the sopa act and THE NO TRESPASS BILL HE’S ABOUT TO SIGN! HE JUST SHIT ALL OVER THE CONSTITUTION! AND YOUR FREE SPEECH, AND HABEUS CORPUS, PROXY COMATATUS !! wake up people please obama isnot your friend and neither is any of the other gop ass holes they are all THE SAME SHIT FROM A DIFFERENT ASSHOLE!!

    VOTE RON PAUL!!

    (p.s. please  ignore spelling racing against battery power!!)

  • seriouslydudewtf

    SERIOUSLY PEOPLE SELLING YOUR UN-WANTED BABY ON THE BLACK MARKET IS MORALLY SUPERIOR TO AN ABORTION OUTSIDE OF MEDICAL NECESSITY, AND WHAT ABOUT THE UNBORN WOMEN, WHAT ABOUT THEIR RIGHTS! BUT I STILL SUPPORT YOUR RIGHTS TO DO WITH YOUR BODY WHAT EVER THE HELL YOU WANT TO WETHER IT’S GET AN ABORTION OR SMOKE CRACK IN THE ALLEY, OR BECOMING A LICENSED PROSTITUE TO SUPPORT YOUR LIFE STYLE. IT’S YOUR BODY YOUR CHOICE, MAKE IT, AND KEEP IT THAT WAY!

    CHOOSE RON PAUL 

    (he’s the only one worth it join the R-evolution!)

  • bekkah

    Although I do agree and understand the appeal of less government involvement and less spending on things I deem less important, BUT I cannot compromise women’s rights. When questioned on how he would react if one of his lady relatives was impregnated through rape, his first response was to question whether or not it was an “honest rape”. 

  • crowepps

    Operation Rescue uses terrorist tactics.  Even a person who is 100% ProLife should know better than to welcome their endorsement.

    As an aside, the almost universal habit of Ron Paul’s supporters to fill their posts with STATEMENTS IN ALL CAPS leads me to believe that he is the favored candidate of lunatics, which does not persuade me to vote for him.

  • sschoice

    Sounds like you like/support Ron Paul and/or the LP or at least much of it’s ideology.  Look, the problem we have with libertarians is not that they’re going to outright criminalize abortion, we could even make a case that before Roe v Wade, in the 60s many women had remarkably free access to abortion and contraception, despite restrictive laws on the books — but we’d only be speaking of college students and women with a fair amount of education, income, and, well privilage.  There were legal ways around the restrictive laws on the books, if one had a relationship with a compassionate doctor, and as it’s a doctor’s job to be compassionate many did prescribe birth control to unmarried women and at least refer to known competent abortion providers, and if one had a referral to a doctor working “aboveground” one had two doctors on one’s side and that was enough in many cases to pass the test of a consenus of doctors supporting the need for a thereapeutic abortion.

    We don’t consider that to be “accessable” abortion or contraception.  And if we don’t, and if we compare all the laws on the books today to the way things were before Roe, we’re worse off in many ways than we were before Roe, especially for young, poor women in conservative states and communities.

    Ron Paul and the LP doesn’t need to pass federal laws that restrict access to abortion and/or contraception, all they need to do is to say they’ll make it more difficult or impossible for the federal government to protect and enhance access, and so allow states to pass laws as desired to make it more difficult to get.  And if the government doesn’t fund public health clinics and programs like Title X which fund low-cost birth control services, there won’t be enough money coming in from private sources to offset it.  That’s what’s happening in conservative states with minimal taxes where people to a greater degree, as you say, keep their money.  As public funds have been cut or not increased to match inflation and growing populations whose needs could be better met by public health services that make reproductive health services more accessable, private fundraising hasn’t been able to keep up with increases in cost due to inflation and population growth.  Private fundraising efforts for reproductive health care haven’t and likely couldn’t keep up, it’s simply not something that most people are as likely going to donate to as they would causes for sick or handicapped children, for example..

    But we learn more from listening to the opposition, which we consider most of what the LP and Ron Paul to essentially be, mr/ms dude, than we do from our allies in any party who seem to listen to us only when they want our support.  We learn more from people who we disagree with than we do from people who will say what they think we want them to say so long as we give them money and our unconditional support.  As we learn from people who disagree with us, we learn from you too.

    If you want skeptics of what the government can do for us, or will do for us, you’ve got us, for sure.  But we’re as skeptical of people who say that the government can’t do anything to help us.  It could, and maybe it won’t, but it surely won’t if we don’t think creatively of what it can do to help us and put some — not all, but some — of our effort into supporting government at all levels in doing so.  We support improving access to repoductive health care by all means necessary, and by any means necessary.  Federal, state, local, public, private, and our own pockets.  Access to reproductive health care ought to be considered as fundamental of a given to human beings in this country as their access to clean water and safe foods and drugs, it’s not just a liberty, it is — or it ought to be — a right.  We want to inspire power at all levels, from personal to global, to make a diference.  Even your power.  We hope this post will play a little role in doing that.  Peace be with you, dude, whoever you are. :)

    —southern studens for choice, athens