Democratic Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz is dancing around the abortion issue after presidential candidate Rand Paul publicly asked her some very direct questions.
After Paul gave an interview to the Associated Press in which he said he is pro-life, Wasserman-Schultz pushed the story to other reporters, no doubt trying to revive the “Republican war on women” nonsense that worked during the last presidential campaign.
When an NH1 reporter dutifully asked the DNC question about whether Paul believed there should be exemptions to abortion restrictions, Paul quickly turned over the DNC’s table.
“You know, here’s the question,” Paul said. “We always seem to have the debate way over here on what are the exact details of exemptions and where it starts. Why don’t we ask the DNC if it’s OK to kill a 7-pound baby in the uterus? You go back and you ask Debbie Wasserman Schultz if she’s OK with killing a 7-pound baby that’s not born yet. You ask her when life begins and you ask her if she’s willing to protect life. When you get an answer from Debbie, get back to me.”
Wasserman-Schultz, of course, couldn’t let such a public challenge go unanswered. But neither could she directly answer the question, because the answer is hell yes, she’s fine with killing viable babies, as are most of the Democratic Party leadership and activists.
“I support letting women and their doctors make this decision without government getting involved. Period. End of story,” she said before returning to the Left’s favorite abortion straw men: rape, incest and danger to the mother.”
The Paul forces soon responded with a counterpunch to the DNC chairwoman’s glass jaw. “Today, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz made clear her extreme position on the issue of life,” RNC Press Secretary Allison Moore said. “It’s disturbing to know that the chairwoman of the DNC supports zero protections for the life of an unborn child, not even in the final days before birth. We should be willing to protect the innocent. Do her fellow Democrats share their party chair’s position, which is out of step with the majority of American women?”
It’s refreshing to see a Republican candidate standing up for conservative values.
It’s always been easy to counteract liberal arguments, but only if a candidate actually has the nerve to do it. By contrast, most of the recent GOP presidential contenders have been downright meek and deferential to leftist propaganda.
If the Paul campaign’s feistiness is an early sign, it’s also a hopeful one that conservative values may yet be able to turn this country back around.