OB/GYN Ron Paul's Babies: Where Are We Now?
- OB/GYN Ron Paul's Babies: Where Are We Now?
If you delve closely into Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul's
background, you'll discover that he is a trained obstetrician. In
fact, for a span in the 1970s, Ron Paul was the only OB/GYN for Lake
Jackson, Texas. My mother was one of his patients. On May 11, 1971, at
approximately 3 a.m., Ron Paul delivered me into this world at
Brazoria County Hospital.
My family and I left Lake Jackson for the East Coast four months
later, and I only went back to visit once. I was amused and slightly
perturbed when I discovered during that visit that my birthplace had
streets named "This Way" and "Wrong Way." Yet having just spent a year
living in Ted Geisel's former dormitory at Dartmouth, I also found it
Since that visit some 15 years ago, I haven't given Lake Jackson nor
my brief Texan history much thought. But hearing about Ron Paul and
observing as he quietly builds support is beginning to make me wonder:
Where are Ron Paul's other 3,999 babies? Who are we? Where do we live?
Will Ron Paul get our vote?
I am asking for anyone who was born in Brazoria County, Texas, during
Ron Paul's obstetrical reign to send me a message. Since Lake Jackson
is a Dow Petrochemical town, many of us are probably scattered across
the country, if not the globe.
I look forward to connecting with Ron Paul's other kids and sharing my
results with the world here on AC in January.