Sen. Paul made headlines a few weeks ago when he lobbed the abortion gotcha questions back into the Democrat’s court.

This week, Paul released a video detailing his pro-life stance. On Facebook, Sen. Paul’s official campaign account included the following statement:

I strongly believe in the sanctity of life and that an abortion takes the life of an innocent human being. As a physician, one of the first things we learn is to ‘do no harm.’ Since the Roe v. Wade decision, over 50 million children have been killed in abortion procedures. This is a tragedy. We cannot have liberty if we do not first protect life. As President, I will champion an agenda that supports and defends all human life, no matter how defenseless.

“Can a country founded on God-given rights continue to thrive without understanding that life is a precious gift from our Creator?” asks Paul.

A bit theatric, but well done nonetheless:

Nefarious members of the press have repeatedly used abortion inquiries to trip up Republican candidates. Not only has Paul lead the offensive charge, he’s clearly detailed his position on the sanctity of life before the press can paint their own version of his view on Paul’s behalf. It’s a smart move.

Here’s hoping other Republican candidates will follow suit.

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