April 8, 2015 6:00 pm -

If abortion is banned, an AP reporter wanted to know, what exceptions would Rand Paul make? He wouldn’t say.

“The thing is about abortion — and about a lot of things — is that I think people get tied up in all these details of, sort of, you’re this or this or that, or you’re hard and fast (on) one thing or the other,” Paul said.

In the past, Paul has supported legislation that would ban abortion except in cases of rape or incest or to save the mother’s life. At other times, he has backed bills seeking a broader abortion ban without those exceptions.

Campaigning in New Hampshire on Wednesday, Paul told the AP that people get too tied up in these details and it’s his conviction that “life is special and deserves protection.”

…In Iowa, where Paul will campaign Friday, Rev. Terry Amann of Walnut Creek Community Church near Des Moines said he saw no place for equivocation on the issue.


“I’m interested in finding a presidential candidate who is ready to die on the hill of pro-life,” said Amann, whose endorsement is sought by presidential candidates in the state’s opening caucuses. “No exceptions. No ambiguity.”

Paul has said previously the issue is too divisive to expect changes in federal abortion law. That has led some religious conservatives to raise questions about his commitment to their cause despite a voting record in their favor.

Paul grew testy when pressed in the interview on the question of exceptions. “I gave you about a five-minute answer. Put in my five-minute answer,” he said.


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

11 responses to Rand Paul Won’t Answer On Abortion Ban Exceptions

  1. Suzanne McFly April 8th, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    I am confused, has this tool ever run for an office before. My mailman would of planned this out better. Rand seems completely out of form for someone who has lived a large part of their adult life as a politician.

    • Obewon April 8th, 2015 at 7:43 pm

      Ha! Rand Paul / Suzanne’s mailman until 2016~

      • Suzanne McFly April 8th, 2015 at 7:58 pm

        My mail person gets my mail to me and I appreciate them for that even though I never seen them (my mailbox in located away from my house) and you want to punish them and team them up with rand? No way, my mail person can obviously do a job that requires some skill, unlike rand.

        • Obewon April 8th, 2015 at 8:02 pm

          You’re throwing away an Aqua Buddha Princess spot on the ticket!

          • Suzanne McFly April 8th, 2015 at 8:15 pm

            Had no idea what you were talking about until I Googled it, seems like he was smoking the bad version.

    • burqa April 8th, 2015 at 8:00 pm

      Oh no, he’s just hitting his stride in his attempt to get the GOP nomination for 2016. To get the nod, a candidate has to win the Right Wing Dunce Contest.
      When the judges saw this one, they immediately agreed to advance greasy-haired Rand Paul one place.

      Let’s go to the Right Wing Dunce Contest leaderboard for an update!

      1) Michele Bachmann
      2) Mitt Romney
      3) Nyewt Gingrich
      4) greasy-haired Rand Paul
      5) Steven King

      6) Sarah Palin
      7) Rick Santorum
      8) Donald Trump
      9) Peter King
      10) Rooty Giuliani

      11) Herm Cain
      12) Christine O’ Donnell
      13) Louis Gohmert
      14) Paul Ryan
      15) Joe (not the musician) Walsh

      16) Eric Cantor
      17) Tim Pawlenty
      18) Allen West
      19) Todd Akin
      20) Ben Carson

  2. Obewon April 8th, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    No exceptions for Rape, Incest, SCOTUS, or if a mothers Life is at risk RIP Rand’16~ #Can’tStandRand

  3. burqa April 8th, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    OP:”“The thing is about abortion — and about a lot of things — is that I think people get tied up in all these details of, sort of, you’re this or this or that, or you’re hard and fast (on) one thing or the other,” Paul said”

    The CIA has a random word generator it uses to come up with code names. It appears greasy-haired Rand Paul has had one implanted in his head. This could give him a leg up in the competition to get the GOP nomination.

  4. tracey marie April 8th, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    old temper tantrum rand will never be President

  5. fahvel April 9th, 2015 at 10:22 am

    go ahead folks, elect a lying evasive sob.

  6. William April 9th, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    Still valid