As Rand Paul continues to attack Democrats on the issue of privacy in an attempt to win back young voters that rejected the GOP in 2012 – let’s take a look on where he actually stands on some of the major privacy issues of the day.
Allowing women to make their own private medical decisions without government intrusion?
Nope. Paul continues to support putting legislators between a woman and her doctor by opposing Roe v. Wade.
Paul has even sponsored personhood legislation that jeopardizes common forms of birth control and has been rejected by voters in states like Mississippi.
How about without her boss’s intrusion?
No again. Paul sponsored the Blunt Amendment to allow bosses to reject birth control coverage.
And allowing all Americans to live the life of their choosing without government interference, including marrying who they love?
False. Rand Paul wouldn't support legislation making gay marriage legal for every American, no matter where they live.
On privacy – Rand is continuing the GOP’s time honored “do as I say, not as I do” tactic. But at the end of the day, his positions on some of the most basic privacy issues are out of step with the majority of Americans.