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October 21, 2011

Cain Calls His Abortion Position '100% Pro-Life' After Interviews Raise Doubts

Presidential candidate Herman Cain’s interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan Wednesday night prompted questions over his stance on abortion law.

While Cain stated he believed life begins at conception, in cases of rape and incest “it ultimately gets down to a choice that that family or that mother has to make.”

He made similar comments last week on the Fox Business Network, telling John Stossel, "I don't think government should make that decision," when asked if there were any cases where abortion should be legal. But in both interviews, Cain reiterated opposition to abortion. "Abortion should not be legal," he told Stossel.

As his comments became one of the day's political talking points, Cain posted a statement on his campaign website calling his public policy views, "100% pro-life. End of story.”

"I understood the thrust of [Morgan's] question to ask whether that I, as president, would simply 'order' people to not seek an abortion," he said. "My answer was focused on the role of the President. The President has no constitutional authority to order any such action by anyone. That was the point I was trying to convey." Cain also said he would appoint judges who "know that the Constitution contains no right to take the life of unborn children," and would oppose government funding of abortion and Planned Parenthood. "I will do everything that a President can do, consistent with his constitutional role, to advance the culture of life," he said.

CT interviewed Cain back in March about his faith and his calling in his presidential aspirations.

Comments

It is so hard to keep things completely clear.

Does the age of accountability concept still apply? The 50 million abortions might mean those humans are in heaven now. If they had lived and grown up but did not trust in Jesus, they would not be heaven. So I'm still confused. We often encourage mothers with spontaneous abortions to believe the unborn is in heaven waiting.If the mother is not Christian does the unborn still end up in heaven? Everything seems to get more complicated.