According to an article in Mother Jones, Ron Paul vs. Birth Control,
It would seem that Ron Paul, a self-professed libertarian, is also a foot soldier in what liberals are calling the Republican War on Women. I would add to that the Republican war on gays.Last year, Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul introduced a bill in Congress that would allow states to ban contraception if they choose.
Paul's "We the People Act," which he introduced in 2004, 2005, 2009, and 2011, explicitly forbids federal courts and the Supreme Court of the United States from ruling on the constitutionality of a variety of state and local laws. That includes, among other things, "any claim based upon the right of privacy, including any such claim related to any issue of sexual practices, orientation, or reproduction." The bill would let states write laws forbidding abortion, the use of contraceptives, or consensual gay sex, for example.
At any rate, it seems to me that like the other Republican presidential nominees, Ron Paul would make a lousy President, unless the goal is a meaner, crueler America, where freedom truly is "just another word for nothing left to lose".