Vivek Ramaswamy Goes There: 'Abortion Is a Form of Murder’

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Thirty-seven-year-old multimillionaire Vivek Ramaswamy, who launched his improbable run for the White House on February 21, 2023, continues to make headlines for his incisive articulation and no-holds-barred attack on radical leftism and its insidious metastasis throughout virtually every aspect of American society.


From his call to abolish the FBI, to his declaration that the “trans cult is a mental health epidemic in our country and it needs to stop,” to blasting the “madness” of “trans” Dylan Mulvaney with Bud Light, and the “gender insanity cult,” Ramaswamy in just two months has put on a veritable clinic in the art of effectively attacking the left and its initiatives. All conservatives would be wise to follow young Vivek’s lead.

Ramaswamy went full metal Ramaswamy again on Saturday at the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition kick-off in Des Moines, this time calling abortion “murder.” The self-described “unapologetically pro-life” presidential candidate told the Epoch Times:

I think abortion is a form of murder. Murder is dealt with through state law, not federal law. I think we should be consistent about that. That’s what the Constitution demands.

Reread that. The “murder is dealt with through state law, not federal law” part.

The biotech entrepreneur and anti-ESG investor puts his money where his campaign mouth is. According to the latest data from the Federal Election Commission, Ramaswamy has loaned himself over $10 million for his long-shot presidential run. With his campaign initially drawing “small-dollar” donations, he has inched upwards in the polls, despite starting out a relative unknown in politics.


“We’re about where Trump was when he came down the escalator in June of 2015. And now we’re sitting in April,” Ramaswamy said.

As the Epoch Times noted, Ramaswamy’s “appreciation” for the former president has drawn flak from Republicans who believe Ron DeSantis offers the Republican Party the best chance to take back the White House. As a result, Ramaswamy said, “I think the DeSantis crowd is very insecure about my candidacy.”

So, while Ramaswamy has in some ways compared himself to Trump, he told The Epoch Times what he believes sets him apart from the former president. “I’m going further than Trump ever did,” including his plan to end the Department of Education, use the U.S. military to take out the Mexican drug cartels, and “abandon the climate change agenda full stop.”

It should be noted that Trump, as reported by Fox News in late March, has asked his advisors for a “battle plan” to deploy U.S. special forces and other military assets to “inflict maximum damage” on the cartels — with or without the Mexican government’s consent.

The Bottom Line

Vivek Ramaswamy is a long shot to win the 2024 Republican Pary presidential nomination and is likely to remain so, but the entire party would be wise, as I suggested at the top, to follow his lead. As the old adage says, “words are cheap; actions matter” is at least as applicable to political leaders as in any other example.


While the staunch conservative might reach the position where he can put his words into action, he’s already become a quintessential example of political life beyond 75-80-year-old politicians.

However (this veteran conservative political pundit noodles), perhaps young Vivek would make a wise choice for the VP slot, this go-around, although I see two potential problems. One, he’s taken several shots at DeSantis, which might not be unsurmountable, and two, Trump has demonstrated that he’ll choose an unquestioning, hyper-loyalist as his running mate if he wins the nomination.

Anyway, there’s always 2028 and beyond.

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