The bill to ban sex selection abortions failed yesterday. It had more than majority support, but the method by which it was brought up required a two-thirds vote. (This alone should tell you that Republican aren’t serious about passing pro-life legislation.) I bring this up because Ron Paul voted no which is sure to be demogogued by the Paul haters. (Check out the comments already at the first link.)
First of all, If I was in Congress I would have voted for this bill based on the belief that a lower procedural principle (federalism) should not trump a higher transcendent principle (life). Also, the ammo a no vote gives to anti-Paul demagogues who are not going to fairly present his rationale is not worth the upholding of the lower procedural principle in this one case.
That said, Ron Paul did not vote to “murder female babies” and the demagogues know it. Ron Paul’s vote was based on jurisdiction issues and was technically correct if perhaps foolishly consistent.
And how many of these people who say they support life also support wars of choice against Muslim that don’t meet Christian Just War standards?