All Abortions Are Okay, Shhh!

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from CNN,
4/9/15:

Rand Paul says he doesn’t want to be grilled about abortion until Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz answers similarly tough questions.

Wasserman Schultz hit back — highlighting Paul’s testy interviews with female television anchors, too, by saying she hopes he can “respond without ‘shushing’ me.” But Paul, the Kentucky Republican senator who launched his 2016 presidential campaign this week, said her answer made it sound like she is indeed okay “killing a seven-pound baby.”

Paul, the Kentucky Republican senator who launched his 2016 presidential campaign this week, bristled at a question about abortion while talking with reporters in New Hampshire on Wednesday.

“Why don’t you ask the DNC, ‘Is it OK to kill a seven-pound baby in the uterus?’” Paul said.

His comment came after The Associated Press published a report that said Paul had ducked questions about his views on what exceptions — if any — he’d support if abortion were to be banned.

Paul has previously supported measures that included exceptions for situations like rape and incest, as well as measures without those exceptions. And in 2010, he said in a Kentucky Right to Life survey that he opposes abortion rights in cases of rape and incest.

In a press conference shortly after the AP’s story was published, Paul said discussions of abortion focus too much on “exact details” on the right, and that Democrats should face similarly complex questions.

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