Republican Rep. Ron Paul of Texas told CBN's David Brody that he wants to repeal the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, which upheld a woman’s right to an abortion until the fetus is viable outside the womb.

Paul, a presidential candidate and libertarian, has gained an enthusiastic following for his strong views on limited government, free market economics and non-interventionist foreign policy. Recently, he has become more vocal about socially conservative issues like abortion.

He said he disliked the idea of a pro-life constitutional amendment because he does not "like to see big government."

"I see the attack on the unborn as an act of violence and it should be dealt with at the local level," Paul said.

"What I want to do is repeal Roe v. Wade. And the best way to do that is to eliminate the federal jurisdiction. So, we could have done that 10 or 15 years ago. We should have done it when the right to life majority was in office."

Paul said it wouldn't have been a perfect solution, but it could have stopped abortions in many states.

"Think of how many lives could have been saved that way."

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