In another Ron Paul post I raised some concerns about Ron Paul’s voting record on Abortion related issues. I have yet to find answers about those questions. So here they are as a stand alone post in the hopes someone will answer those questions or bring light a very important issue. A much bigger issue than where he stands on evolution.
My concern is this: Why does Ron Paul’s voting record look so confusing regarding abortion?
* Embryonic stem cell programs not constitutionally authorized. (May 2007)
* Voted NO on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
* Voted NO on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005) * Voted NO on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
* Voted NO on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004)
* Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortion except to save mother’s life. (Oct 2003) * Voted NO on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
* Voted YES on funding for health providers who don’t provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)
* Voted YES on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001) * Voted NO on federal crime to harm fetus while committing other crimes. (Apr 2001)
* Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000) * Voted NO on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
* No federal funding of abortion, and pro-life. (Dec 2000)
* Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)
GOP CANDIDATE ROMNEY PROFESSES BELIEF IN THEISTIC EVOLUTION
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is trying to clarify for the public some points about his religious beliefs. For instance, he says he embraces the theory of evolution but also believes an intelligent designer created the Earth. http://www.onenewsnow.com
One can only wonder if by “Intelligent Designer” Romney (a Mormon) means the God of the scriptures is that designer. Oh wait, they don’t believe the scriptures to begin with, so the point it moot.
Really this is just political verbal gymnastics. Here are some things he could say:
“I’m for Traditional Marriage.. even for homosexuals”
“I’m against abortion.. but for a woman’s right to choose.” (oh look, he’s already said something like that)
Noted pro-life advocate Judie Brown, president of the American Life League (ALL), says the revelation that a well-known South Korean scientist faked his research on the cloning of embryonic stem cells is just further proof that the use of these ethically controversial stem cells is nothing more than the unnecessary destruction of innocent human life.
South Korea’s leading university says gene research superstar Hwang Woo-Suk did not produce any stem cells individually tailored to patients as he had claimed. ALL’s Judie Brown says the vast majority of ethical scientists feel Hwang deceived the public. “We actually saw people depart from his team during the course of his research,” she says, “and the bottom line is that human embryonic stem cell research has never offered any kind of therapeutic plus to anybody. There is no credibility whatsoever in human embryonic stem cell research, and there never has been.”
Hwang rose from being an obscure veterinarian to international research community fame in 2004 when he claimed to be the first investigator to clone a human embryo. But what Hwang has just proven, Brown contends, is that the only thing embryonic stem cell research proponents have, figuratively speaking, is “a deck of cards that has been built up into some kind of a pyramid that’s going to descend upon itself and be destroyed.”
By Rusty Pugh, AgapePress – Copyright, 2006. All rights reserved.