Sometimes it’s the little things. Like Ron Paul’s recent appearance on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight:
MORGAN: Here’s the dilemma, and it’s one I put to Rick Santorum very recently. I was surprised by his answer, although I sort of understood from his belief point of view that he would come up with this.
But it’s a dilemma that I am going to put to you. You have two daughters. You have many granddaughters. If one of them was raped—and I accept it’s a very unlikely thing to happen. But if they were, would you honestly look at them in the eye and say they had to have that child if they were impregnated?
PAUL: No. If it’s an honest rape, that individual should go immediately to the emergency room. I would give them a shot of estrogen or give them—
MORGAN: You would allow them to abort the baby?
PAUL: It is absolutely in limbo, because an hour after intercourse or a day afterwards, there is no legal or medical problem. If you talk about somebody coming in and they say, well, I was raped and I’m seven months pregnant and I don’t want to have anything to do with it, it’s a little bit different story.
But somebody arriving in an emergency room saying, I have just been raped and there is no chemical—there’s no medical and there’s no legal evidence of a pregnancy—
MORGAN: Life doesn’t begin at conception?
PAUL: Life does begin at conception.
So a question arises, and perhaps someone can help me out, here: What is an “honest rape”?
Keep in mind Ron Paul isn’t exactly a great orator. He fumbles with articulating most of his economic ideas let alone trying to talk about a subject like abortion. I THINK he was trying to say that he doesn’t have much sympathy for women who have intercourse voluntarily and when they end up pregnant decide to say they were raped in order to get the taxpayer to foot the bill for an abortion. (Honest Rape = not lying about being raped). Here’s to opening another can of worms huh?