Herman Cain Begins Walk-back on "Pro-Choice" Statements
As Big Tent Democrat predicted the other day, Herman Cain has begun the walk-back from his seemingly pro-choice statements made the other day to Piers Morgan.
Via Kos, he said today abortions should be illegal but it's up to each family to decide whether to have one.
So it's up to each family to decide whether to break the law? [More...]
The other day to Piers Morgan:
[I]t 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 try to tell them what decision to make for such a sensitive decision.
Cain today to Martha MacCallum on Fox:
MacCALLUM: The question is do you believe abortion should be legal in this country for families who want to make that decision?
CAIN: No, no, no, I do not believe abortion should be legal in this country if that’s the question.
MacCALLUM: Then you’re saying that if those circumstances come up and the family does make that decision, that they decide that that is the best thing for this young person, or she decides that on her own if that’s what they decided that it would be an illegal abortion that they would need to seek.
CAIN: It would be an illegal abortion. Look, abortion should not be legal, that is clear, but if that family made a decision to break the law, that is that family’s decision, that’s all I’m trying to stay.
As I pointed out here, Cain's statement to Piers Morgan that it's not the President's job to get involved, was directly contrary to what he said in February, 2011:
I am a firm believer in the dignity of life and support a ban on partial birth abortion. If I were president, I would sign legislation that would protect the sanctity of life.
The more Herman Cain tries to explain, the more he appears to be dissembling. That's the reason he's not presidential material, not his beliefs, which in reality are quite anti-choice.
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