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20 Oct 2011 15:01


Politics: Oops, that’s bad: Herman Cain implicitly makes pro-choice stance

  • So what I’m saying is it ultimately gets down to a choice that that family or that mother has to make. Not me as president, not some politician, not a bureaucrat. It gets down to that family. And whatever they decide, they decide. I shouldn’t have to tell them what decision to make for such a sensitive issue.
  • GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain • Expressing his views on abortion on Piers Morgan Tonight. We applaud Cain for being willing to split with his party’s orthodoxy, here, but in doing so he’s exposed himself to a damaging contradiction; he also said he believes life begins at conception, and that abortion was appropriate “under no circumstances.” What that means to a passionately anti-abortion GOP base is that Herman Cain, while believing a fertilized egg is in fact a human life, is not willing to defend that life through the law. And if he was striving for independent appeal (which wouldn’t work even if he supported abortion rights wholesale), his personal objection to abortion under any circumstance blunts that. Cain’s Twitter account has since said he is “100% pro-life,” which follows exactly with what he implied before; pro-life personally, but not legislating his opinion. This could be a critical blow to Cain’s recent success in GOP polling. source

17 Jul 2010 18:17


U.S.: Bus driver somehow shoves himself into the abortion debate

  • what A Texas bus driver sued his former employers, claiming they biased against his religion by firing him.
  • why He would not drive women on his bus route to Planned Parenthood. We’re not kidding. source

31 Jan 2010 11:23


Politics: Hmm: Scott Brown, the Tea Party’s bastion, supports abortion rights

  • no He doesn’t support the health care bill, the key promise that got him voted into the Senate.
  • no He won’t simply be the GOP’s 41st vote, despite selling himself as that. Sneaky.
  • yes He’s mostly pro-choice, but doesn’t support federal funding for abortions.
  • yes He supports some of Obama’s plans, including tax credits and spending freezes. source

22 Nov 2009 09:18


U.S.: For Patrick Kennedy, no shirts, no pro-life stance, no service

  • The bishop instructed me not to take Communion and said that he has instructed the diocesan priests not to give me Communion.
  • Patrick Kennedy • Regarding the crappy service he got recently when he tried to get communion recently. Providence Bishop Thomas J. Tobin said that Ted Kennedy’s kid, a Rhode Island representative, wasn’t worthy of communion because he was pro-choice. And he told all of his pastors to do the same, Kennedy says. Tobin’s rep has no comment on the denying-Pat-communion part of this debate, but denies the pastor-telling part. source