Why Funding for Abortions is Essential to the Nation's Health
- Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) has taken the stand that federal taxpayer-funding for abortions is immoral. His statement on this matter has been widely posted, including at "Texas Straight Talk" 29 July 2009. A debate ensued between Shane Matthews, a Ron Paul supporter, and me, where I contended that staking out a position that would severely limit a woman's right to choose is an absurd position for a prominent libertarian--who is an ob/gyn physician, to boot!--to defend. The situation is laden with irony, moreover, because the weight of the evidence, in my estimation, not only demonstrates that Ron Paul's position is indefensible but that, on the contrary, denying abortion funding in a tax-payer funded health care plan would be profoundly immoral.