Rand Paul on Families & Children
Republican Kentucky Senator
Paul championed his anti-abortion stance; he was introduced to the crowd by a video montage of his own pro-life remarks interspersed with sonograms of babies in the womb. "I'm one who will march for life and who will stand up in defense of life as long as I'm privileged to hold office," Paul told the crowd.
Paul's strongest applause came when he brought up was his failed legislative attempt to stop foreign aid from reaching countries that persecute Christians. "Let's stop this madness!" he said.
Rand Paul says, "This is an amazing enterprise. We have a surgery center. We have a dental clinic and we have a place doing glasses."
Scores of people line up every day for a week--hoping American doctors can give them their sight--and their lives back. A 79 year-old great-grandmother who has cataracts. A farmer just wants to see again so he can work in his field. A mission to restore sight, and hope, to the poorest of the poor.
When asked if this helps his presidential ambitions, Paul notes, "I've been doing this kinda stuff for 20 years--I think the first kids I operated on were 1996. This isn't something new that we're doing. A physician is who I am."
In January 2008, Guatemala shut down all intercountry adoptions. Paul noted, "There were thousands of kids being adopted from Guatemala until 2009, and then it's dwindled. They've cleared some of the backlog, and they said it used to be maybe too easy and now it's way too hard but there could be a legal way to try to improve immigration this way. But with regards to immigration, I let him know I don't think the source of the problem is in Guatemala. It's in our White House."
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