Rand Paul has been very busy today dodging questions right and left, and in an interview with the Associated Press he did his best to avoid answering the question of whether he supports stripping women of the right to control their own bodies in just some circumstances, or in all circumstances: AP Interview: Paul Won’t Spell Out Abortion Ban Exceptions.
He’s pandering to the religious right, of course, because he knows there’s no way he’ll ever win the GOP nomination without the support of the fanatics.
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, a newly declared Republican presidential candidate, is dodging a central question about abortion: What exceptions, if any, should be made if the procedure were to be banned?
In an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday, Paul would not say where, in his view, a pregnant woman’s rights begin and those of the fetus end.
“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.
That was truly pathetic.
And when the AP’s interviewer pressed him on the question, Rand got very upset and snapped.
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.