Video: Ron Paul joins anti-abortion protesters for Roe v. Wade anniversary
Michael Roston
Published: Wednesday January 23, 2008 |
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Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul joined a Tuesday Washington, DC protest of the Supreme Court decision that paved the way for legal abortions in the United States. The anti-war and pro-liberty candidate showed that pro-life positions were also a central part of his political agenda in an address before the 2008 "March For Life."

"The Constitution protects all life," Paul declared at the rally, as shown in a video posted at the website YouTube. "Unless we resolve this tremendous moral dilemma, just think, today, a baby, one minute before life, deserves protection, and one minute after life, we still pretend it's called murder."

As thousands marched in Washington, the candidate also picked up an endorsement from Norma McCorvey, also known as Jane Roe from the Roe v. Wade decision.

"I support Ron Paul for president because we share the same goal, that of overturning Roe v. Wade," McCorvey said in a statement. "He has never wavered on the issue of being pro-life and has a voting record to prove it."

The endorsement picked up mix reactions from Paul's supporters, many of whom have been drawn to the candidate because of his positions against the Iraq War and in favor of civil liberties.

"What's so great about this endorsement? She a ** up person," wrote a commenter at the Ron Paul Forums.

But other Paul supporters embraced the endorsement head on.

"Let's hope this brings us lots of votes from the pro-life movement!" wrote another participant on the same website.

A partial video of Paul's campaign appearance is included below.