Election 2012: Herman Cain “I believe in life at conception, I do not agree with abortion under any circumstances”October 18, 2011 No Comments
October 18, 2011 | MariaNews.com -
So a presidential candidate claiming to be pro-life while running for office? Do actions speak louder than words? In this case, even before Herman Cain was officially a candidate he has been a fierce opponent against the demon of all abortion mills, Planned Parenthood. According to LifeNews.com, in February of 2011, Cain spoke to conservative bloggers in Washington DC and said this;
“I support de-funding Planned Parenthood. “Tactically how [Congress] does it…I can’t tell you.” Cain went on and focused his attention on the racial aspect of Planned Parenthood’s business;
“You probably don’t hear a lot of people talking about this,” Cain said. “When Margaret Sanger – check my history – started Planned Parenthood, the objective was to put these centers in primarily black communities so they could help kill black babies before they came into the world.”
“It’s planned genocide. It’s carrying out its original mission,” he said. “I’ve talked to young girls who go in there, and they don’t talk about how you plan parenthood. They don’t talk about adoption as an option. They don’t say, ‘Well, bring your parents in so we can sit down and talk with you, and counsel with you before you make this decision.’”
In a statement to CNN, Veronica Byrd, Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s director of African-American Media, responded to Cain’s comments, saying he is using “inflammatory and divisive language based on race to achieve extreme political goals.”
“Herman Cain is clearly out of the mainstream by supporting an extreme proposal that would bar Planned Parenthood health centers from receiving federal funds for any purpose,’ she said. “The care that Planned Parenthood provides benefits all women, especially African-American women who experience higher rates of illness.” For the rest of that LifeNews.com article click here.
Notable quotes from Cain:
1. “I’m a Christian, I’ve been a Christian all my life. I’ve been a believer in the Bible since I was 10 years old. I’m very active in my church, and there is no way I would compromise my religious beliefs about the sanctity of life”.
2. “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 it’s the life of the mother, that family’s going to have to make that decision.”
Quick Fact: According to ProLifeAction.org, pregnancy resulting from rape and incest is less than 1%. “one-third of one percent of abortions are performed under such circumstances (rape or incest)”. The site goes on to say “One large-scale study of pregnant rape victims found that approximately 70 percent chose to give birth. Many sexual assault victims see giving birth as a selfless, loving act that helps bring healing from the horrific experience of the rape itself.” ProLifeAction.org features a wealth of information and statistics on abortion, visit them to learn more by clicking here.
BACK TO CAIN AND ELECTION 2012: So where do the candidates stand on abortion?
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Here is part of what we know.
1. Barack Obama: Supports partial birth abortion. He voted against the Partial Birth Abortion Bill while serving as Senator in Illinois. He has been quoted as saying “If one my daughters was pregnant, I wouldn’t want her to suffer”.
2. Herman Cain: Opposes Abortion under any circumstances.
3. Rick Santorum: Opposes Abortion under any circumstance.
4. Ron Paul: HELP US FILL IN THE BLANK, EMAIL NEWS@MARIANEWS.COM OR COMMENT BELOW
5. Mitt Romney
6. Rick Perry
7. Newt Gingrich:
8. Jon Huntsman:
9. Michele Bachmann:
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