A Republican presidential candidate did something new and refreshing when challenged on his abortion views by the press: he threw it back in the face of the Democrats. (RELATED: Planned Parenthood Probably Should Have Reconsidered This Anti-Rand Paul Tweet)
When quizzed on his about his views on abortion, Republican Kentucky Senator Rand Paul avoided the gotcha game and told NH1 reporter Paul Steinhauser to ask DNC head Debbie Wasserman Schultz if it was okay to “kill a 7-pound baby in the uterus.”
“Why don’t we ask the DNC: Is it okay to kill a 7 pound baby in the uterus?” Paul reportedly said. “You go back and you ask Debbie Wasserman Schultz if she’s okay with killing a seven pound baby that is not born yet. Ask her when life begins, and you ask Debbie when it’s okay to protect life. When you get an answer from Debbie, get back to me.”
Reporters from Bloomberg and CNN also tweeted out the candidate’s response.
Rand pushes back on abortion Q. "Why don’t we ask the DNC if it's okay to kill a 7 pound baby in the uterus?"
— daveweigel (@daveweigel) April 8, 2015
"Ask Debbie Wasserman Schultz if it's okay to kill a 7-pound baby in the uterus." — Rand Paul when asked about his stance on abortion
— Jeff Simon (@jjsimonCNN) April 8, 2015
In 2013, Wasserman Schultz opposed a House of Representatives bill to ban late-term abortions, calling it “an extreme, unprecedented reach into women’s lives.”
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