Ron Paul Tells CNN’s Piers Morgan Only “Honest Rape” Warrants An Abortion, But What Constitutes Honest Rape?

During an appearance on CNN’s Piers Morgan, GOP presidential hopeful Ron Paul was asked whether as a man with daughters and granddaughters, would he think that abortion is warranted if a woman has been impregnated by a rapist.

“If it’s an honest rape,” Paul replied, “that individual should go immediately to the emergency room, I would give them a shot of estrogen.” He claimed, however, that if a woman is “seven months pregnant” and says that she was raped, “It’s a little bit of a different story.” Source

Um, exactly what constitutes “honest rape?” I thought rape was rape. Am I missing something? Is there dishonest rape? I remember a time when people thought former president Ronald Reagan was going to hit the switch to start World War III, but I think Ron Paul is a bigger threat than Ronald Reagan ever was.

  • a.eye

    He doesn’t ever seem to stop making sense.

  • a.eye

    “start making sense” is what I meant to say.

  • I’m no fan of RP but you embarrass yourself with this one:

    “I remember a time when people thought former president Ronald Reagan was going to hit the switch to start World War III, ”

    As an American, I found the COMMUNISTS WERE (and their symps here are still) the enemy. Sounds like you sympathize with the wrong side.

    • You do know there are no Communists, right?  Except the ones who control the slaves that make many products in your own home…those ones are alright.

  • strayaway

    Yes, you are missing something which was the main point Paul was making. Do you have problems with morning after pills being available in the case that your own wife or daughter was raped? Dr. Paul was honest enough to answer the question,’yes’. If you want to get hung up on adjectives instead, it says something about you.

  • Forget2remember

    you never heard of a woman claiming to be raped that wasnt? it happens all the time.  You are taking his remark out of context and you know it!

    • Ladolvit

      I agree with Ron Paul because real rapes are rare.
      Anyone can say they were raped. 

  • Alex Getty

    How does Pauls views on abortion warrant any speculation about WW3? If you are going to make claims such as this, back if up with true, relevant statements rather than jumping to unsupported conclusions.