Rand Paul Goes On The Attack Against Single Mothers and Their Children

By January 28, 2014


U.S. Senator Rand Paul, son of former presidential candidate Ron Paul, went on the attack against single mothers last week. At a Lexington luncheon, Paul said that government benefits should be out of the question for “unwed mothers” who have more than one child.

Paul is a potential Republican candidate for president in 2016, making his comments all the more disturbing to the working poor as well as women across the board.

The statement was made during a question-and-answer period following Paul’s remarks at the Commerce Lexington luncheon. When Paul responded to a question regarding workforce development, he said that unmarried mothers are essentially doomed to poverty. His solution? Make sure they don’t receive help from the government.

“Maybe we have to say ‘enough’s enough, you shouldn’t be having kids after a certain amount,’” Paul told the business group.

Paul said that being “married with kids versus unmarried with kids is the difference between living in poverty and not.”

“We should sell that message. Not in a mean way to tell people who already have made a bad decision, but if you’ve had one child and you’re not married, you shouldn’t have another one.”

The irony that this would encourage abortion, which Paul staunchly opposes, seemed to be lost on the Republican senator.

Paul said he will consider a presidential run, but will not know for sure until after this year’s midterm elections. Meanwhile, his office refused to respond to, or clarify his comments about single mothers and cutting any and all government assistance to them.

(Article by T. Elizabeth Khalilin)

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