Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is fed up with being cornered on questions about abortion. So now, he’s now trying to turn the tables.
A press conference in New Hampshire Wednesday managed to bristle the newly tinted 2016 candidate. When a reporter asked Paul about a recent Associated Press report that suggested he had avoided answering questions about abortion, he responded in frustration, suggesting the media ask Democrats this question instead:
"Why don't you ask the DNC, 'Is it OK to kill a seven-pound baby in the uterus?'"
"You go back and you ask Debbie Wasserman Schultz if she's okay with killing a seven-pound baby that is just not yet born yet. Ask her when life begins, and you ask Debbie when she's willing to protect life," he said. "When you get an answer from Debbie, come back to me."
He didn't have to wait long.
"Here's an answer," she said in an emailed statement. "I support letting women and their doctors make this decision without government getting involved. Period. End of story. Now your turn, Senator Paul."
CNN's Wolf Blitzer read Wasserman Schultz's statement to Paul later that afternoon, to which Paul offered a translation:
"Sounds like her answer is yes, that she's okay with killing a seven-pound baby."
The RNC spoke on behalf of Americans who cherish unborn life when they responded to the DNC's extremist views:
"Today, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz made clear her extreme position on the issue of life,” said RNC Press Secretary Allison Moore. “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?"
In her hasty statement, Wasserman Schultz also alluded to Paul's testy on air encounter with CNBC's Kelly Evans, saying, "I'd appreciate it if you could respond without 'shushing' me."
Paul could only laugh at her immaturity. I'm sure he's not the only one.
Lest we forget, Wasserman Schultz also once claimed Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) was giving women the 'back of his hand,' essentially comparing his record with physical abuse. Maybe the DNC chair should stop going through life with such a misogynistic lens before she really embarrasses herself. (Too late.)
While he could have just dismissed the DNC's chair's full statement, Paul went on to explain why she was wrong. The doctor explained to Blitzer that even his pro-choice friends would have an issue with seven, eight, and nine pound babies being killed in the womb.
"Debbie's position, which I guess is the Democrat Party's position, that all the way up until birth would be fine. I think most pro-choice people would be a little uncomfortable with. I really think that she's got some explaining to do.
Yet, the media has failed to make Democrats explain themselves when it comes to their views on abortion. Remember that time Diane Sawyer asked Hillary Clinton if an unborn baby was a human being that deserved natural born rights? Yeah, me neither. The Big Three are too busy trying to convince viewers Republicans are waging a 'war on women.' They are always asking about the 'rape or incest' exceptions and just waiting for conservatives to slip up. Or, they try to trap them with questions about birth control. In the 2012 presidential primary debate season, ABC's George Stephanopoulous asked this bizarre question to the Republican candidates: "Do states have a right to ban contraception?" Romney was dumbfounded by the random inquiry. Save some of that grilling for the Democratic primaries, George.
It's time for pro-abortion Democrats to try and defend their defenseless opinions about the rights of unborn babies. Here are just a couple common sense inquiries journalists should raise this election season:
I wonder if Obama thinks it's "less than loving" to kill an unborn baby.— Kathleen McKinley (@KatMcKinley) April 8, 2015
Once we get these answers, Americans will truly know which political party owns the radical views on abortion.