Supports overturning Roe v. Wade and banning abortion except in cases of rape, incest or threat to the life of the mother.
He views the fetus as a “human being with legal rights from the day of conception.” Paul is a former practicing obstetrician/gynecologist, and has said that he never found an abortion “necessary to save the life of a pregnant woman.”
Has made ending abortion a top priority. As president, he would support a constitutional amendment making all abortions illegal.
He believes Roe v. Wade was based on “bad law and bad medical science” that could be remedied through the appointment of “good judges.”
Believes that “abortion compromises the sanctity of human life.” He called Roe v. Wade “a scar on the moral and intellectual history of the country.”
Describes himself as firmly “pro-life” although in the beginning of his career he was “pro-choice.” As govenor of Massachusets, he kept a campaign to “protect a woman’s right to choose” regardless of the fact that he was against abortion.