Cain’s Abortion Controversy Not Going Away

Cain’s Abortion Controversy Not Going Away Image

As a voter, I look at several issues (abortion being one) that a candidate who is running for the office of the President of the United States should be able to clearly articulate and define their stance on each  issue.  It’s one of those no-brainers.  On abortion, you are either clearly pro-life or you are clearly pro-choice.  Hermain Cain seems to have such trouble doing this- even after being given the chance to over and over and over.  And, right when you think that we finally might have some clarity on the issue, he restates his position yet again, leaving you with an answer about as clear as mud.

We already know how this started at the end of last week with his interview with Piers Morgan.  Since that time, after seeing Conservative pro-life support take a giant pause and a fearful step backwards, he has attempted to clarify his stance.  And, he reiterated it at the Faith and Freedom Coalition this weekend.

And then…he was asked again…quite directly his stance on the issue.  He responded with:

Look, abortion should not be legal. That is clear. But if that family makes the decision to break the law, that’s that family’s decision. That’s all I’m trying to say.

Wait…huh?  What is with all of this double-speak?  If you are personally opposed to abortion but do not believe that when the Constitution states that, “Everyone has the right to life…” that it means that government bears the responsibility of protecting said life, than that means you are pro-choice.   There are many people in government, most fall within the Democrat camp, who feel that they remove personal guilt by saying, “I wouldn’t personally do it– but I wouldn’t stop YOU from doing it” and therefore, feel that they can justify their stance on being pro-choice.

It sounds to me as if Cain flirts with that camp- and as such can’t bring himself to clearly and consistently define his own position on what should be a pretty easy answer.

Does this make me uncomfortable with Cain?  It most certainly does.

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  • http://www.vbeacon.blogspot.com drock

    No offense Liberty Juice and I usually agree with most of what you believe, you are just reaching on this issue. A black market existed and will always exist for abortions. The federal government cannot eradicate bad behavior. The man said he believes wholeheartedly that abortion is ILLEGAL and immoral. He didn’t say “well in certain circumstances where a woman was raped, yada yada yada, its acceptable” like most every other candidate of either party the last 40 years.

    Come on, pick another issue or a better suited argument than “I can’t stop a family from breaking the law” to make your case against Cain. That’s like saying you won’t vote for Cain if he builds a fence and says he will put troops at every 10 feet of the border becausee he is staunchly against illegal immigration but then if he were to say “but if a person or family chooses to break the law I can’t stop them from doing so.”

    Juice, you’re just wrong on this issue.