Last Friday, I was on the radio live with Bob Enyart of Colorado and of American Right to Life Action again. It was Part II of our discussion. In Part II, we focused on our one area of disagreement: Ron Paul and his Sanctity of Human Life bill and its implications. Here is Part I if you haven't heard it yet, and here is Part II.
Some highlights were:
Personhood must be defined as beginning at conception/fertilization in order to restore rights to preborn children
National Right to Life has mislead the pro-life movement, via compromising on foundational pro-life principles and rubber stamping approval of pro-abortion-choice Republican candidates
Abortion is not justifiable for any reason and any proposed bill that does, should be rejected by pro-lifers
John McCain is not pro-life (He favors embryonic stem-cell research, abortion in the cases of rape and incest, and has never proposed or supported a bill to make abortion illegal)
Ron Paul's Sanctity of Human Life Act as a means to define human life as beginning at conception and restore the right to life to preborn children
Would removing the jurisdiction from the U.S. Supreme Court (as Paul's bill would do) thereby remove due process as provided in the 14th Amendment of the Constitution? Even though a State Supreme Court could still hear cases covering this issue?
Do states and nations have authority to use force on other states and nations to abide by "thou shall not murder" or any other bibilical mandate?
After the show, we spoke some more, and I raised the question of why we're still debating about Ron Paul since he is no longer a presidential candidate, and suggested that he get Chuck Baldwin on, since he is running for president and supports Ron Paul's Sanctity of Human Life Act. He said he would try to do that.
Just a little background: back when there were only two men left in the race for the Republican nomination--John McCain and Ron Paul--American Right to Life had thus far, not raised any criticism of McCain's position on the right to life, but had dished out plenty of criticism of Mitt Romney (which I lauded here) and of Ron Paul (which I refuted here). I had raised the question back then, "why no criticism of John McCain and why knock down the only pro-life candidate left?" They eventually did criticise McCain after he became the nominee, and then Bob wanted to have me on to discuss our disagreement over Ron Paul.