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Posted on 10/20/2011 7:50:01 AM PDT by julieee
Cain: Government Shouldn't Make Decision on Abortion, Rape
Washington, DC -- Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain is raising eyebrows today of pro-life advocates and political pundits who thought he had previously taken a pro-life position on abortion.
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oh my... Cain is pro abortion?!?!?
I saw the entire interview and what he said was he did not believe in Abortion for any reason but he also did not feel it was the place of the federal govt to regulate moral decisions. I happen to agree that that is not a providence of the Federal govt but a State issue.
Too bad we have to scratch Rick Perry off the list too.
Rick Perry said he believes abortion should be legal only in cases involving rape or incest or when carrying a pregnancy to term would threaten the womans life.
Source: Associated Press on FoxNews.com Jun 25, 2002
“oh my... Cain is pro abortion”
No, he’s pro-life but doesn’t want to prosecute women who have been raped but don’t want to carry the child. That’s a very reasonable position.
Very misleading posting. If you hadn’t cut the article off right where you did, it would be pretty clear he was responding to a question about cases of rape and incests, which makes his position identical to most other Republican politician.
No, read the article, he was not saying he is pro-abortion. Someone obviously wants to trick FReepers into thinking that by only posting one sentence from the article. Let’s show them we are not THAT slow, eh?
maybe my reading comprehension is not that good, but when I read that article it clearly says that Cain wants to leave the choice with the woman...
which means he is pro choice, which means he is pro Roe V Wade and pro abortion
Well you heard wrong. When Cain used choice language it was in response to the question of what a young girl should do after carrying a baby to term that was conceived by rape. The choice he was talking about was to raise the child or put it up for adoption, not murder it.
Cain’s answer would indicate that he is “pro-choice”. Disappointing.
I read it the same way myself, and was very surprised, and disappointed. I suspect we’ll hear a lot more about this, and very soon.
Yes. You read it wrong. At the WORST he believes in the same exceptions as most of the rest of pro-lifers in this country..
The “choice” he is talking about is specifically about carrying a baby produced by rape or incest to term. If that position is pro-choice, pro-Roe v. Wade, and pro-abortion, then who do we have left to vote for in the Republican Party? Alan Keyes is not running this year :(
What are laws, but the codification of someone's "moral decisions"?
The question I pose: In an abortion, is a person being deprived of life? If yes, then it is duty of ALL levels of government to protect this life. If not, then it can be a state issue.
Sounds like he may be personally anti-abortion....but outside of his personal opinion, no one should be burdened with a child!! Abort away!!
Herman Cain's faith, what little there is of it, continues to trouble me.
Morgan told Cain that his views on the question of abortion are important because he may very well become president someday and turn into public policy.Note the distinction between the government deciding, and the family deciding. Hey Herman - should the family or the government decide if rape should be legal?
Not they dont, Cain said of his views becoming law. I can have an opinion on an issue without it being a directive on the nation. The government shouldnt be trying to tell people everything to do, especially when it comes to a social decision that they need to make....
....I believe in life from conception, and I do not agree with abortion under any circumstances, Cain responded. Not for rape and incest because if you look at, you look at rape and incest, the, the percentage of those instances is so miniscule that there are other options. If its the life of the mother, that familys going to have to make that decision.
Pressed on the life of the mother exception, Cain stuck to his answer, saying, That family is going to have to make that decision.
"Cain responded to questions concerning abortion in the case of rape or incest and said that, while he is pro-life, government should have no role in making the decision. However, some observers say Cain was talking about more than rape or incest and point to his comments saying it appears he was talking about abortion in a general sense when saying government should have no role in protecting unborn children from abortions."
So it's not about what Cain said, it's about what some, anonymous, "observers" say what Cain was really talking about, even though it contradicts what Cain said only minutes before.
Cains abortion views are clear and this articles is a dishonest hit piece because Cain refused to sign the organizations "pledge". Good! I want my President beholding to no one except the voters, and this includes pro-life organizations.
I guess you’ll have to kick Rick Perry to the curb also: