Is Ron Paul inconsistent on abortion? I know he wants Roe V Wade overturned which I agree with on purely Constitutional grounds. I am neutral on the abortion issue, but it makes sense to me that since it's not mentioned in the Constitution it's a state issue not a federal one.
So people say "Well, he wants to overturn Roe V Wade and leave it up to the states". However, he authored a bill defining life as beginning at conception, and he also voted for the partial birth abortion ban. Are these inconsistencies in his record? Even if they are, I will still support him; everyone makes mistakes and he's still a hell of a lot better than any of the other candidates, but I think it may be dishonest to tell people that his voting record is 100% consistent.
This isn't a thread on whether or not abortion is morally right, etc. (It makes sense to me that if you're pro-choice you'd want it to be a state issue anyway since it makes it a lot harder for the federal government to enact a nationwide ban on abortion). I only care about the Constitutional aspect of the issue and whether Paul's position is inconsistent or not.
What are your thoughts on this?