Okay, here's a quick question for anyone who knows the answer.
I liked Ron Paul in the debates I've seen far more than anyone else.
However I have two hang-ups.
First off, I've read that he advocates the use of the morning after pill, which, as we all know, prevents implantation. If it's true, that pretty much puts him where Gingrich was before he backtracked a couple of weeks ago.
The second issue is the legalization on a state by state basis of marijuana. Having already lived in a state where marijuana was virtually legal (you could buy a card, sick or not, for around $200) and having a daughter who was hospitalized because she's allergic to the smoke, means I have pretty strong opinions on the subject. I've called the cops and had them say: "Sorry you're daughters in the hospital, but it's legal and there's nothing we can do." (to paraphrase my less than friendly conversation with the deputy that refused to even come to our apartment when it was pumped full of smoke from our neighbors). So that point does make me hesitate, mostly because I have seen the real damage that can result in the basic legalization of drugs.
My second point is, is a hangup that will likely remain even if my first worry is answered, but my question is on the first point and I'll at least consider him if it were no longer true.
Has Ron Paul ever clarified the position that he took in his book on the use of pills to prevent implantation and in reality, cause abortions? I was ready to not vote for Gingrich for that very reason, and that certainly would eliminate Paul for me. If anyone has a link where he's changed his position I would really like to see it.
Anyways, I'm genuinely interested in the answer if anyone knows what it is! I'd love to find something more recent than everything else I've read!