Rand Paul: ‘I Will Always Take a Stand for Life’

By Melanie Arter | September 14, 2012 | 3:22pm EDT

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky (AP Photo/David Kohl)

(CNSNews.com) - Sen. Rand Paul (R- Ky.), speaking at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., on Friday pledged that he would “always take a stand for life.”

Paul spoke of how he gave his first public speech in his church as a teenager, where he “chided” the church for not taking a stand on life.

“I chided my church as a senior in high school for not seeming to care about the not yet born, for looking the other way and for not taking a stand on life. One thing I promise you, and I promise my constituents in Kentucky is: I will always take a stand for life,” Paul said during the summit, which was sponsored by the Family Research Council, a conservative pro-family group.

“The coarsening of our culture towards violent death has more consequences than even war. Tragically this same culture has led to the death of 50 million unborn children in the last 40 years. I don’t think a civilization can long endure that does not have respect for all human life – born and not yet born,” he said.

“We have a great many problems in this country to solve, but I believe there will come a time when we are all judged on whether or not we took a stand in defense of all life – from the moment of conception until our last natural breath,” Paul added.

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“Though I believe in limited powers for the federal government, I believe as our founders did that primary among these powers and duties is the protection of life. The government cannot protect liberty if it does not first protect life,” he said.

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