11 March 2011
Yesterday, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky turned a hearing on energy-efficient light bulbs into a rant about his right to choose.
His right to choose toilets, that is. When it comes to a woman's right to choose abortion care, Sen. Paul is against that--even if the woman has been raped or is the survivor of incest.
The senator's exchange with Kathleen Hogan, a Department of Energy official, was so bizarre that we're sharing it here with you for full effect:
So, if we understand Sen. Paul, he essentially says that women should have greater rights at the appliance store than in their doctor's office, where they will make profoundly personal decisions.