Last night Piers Morgan interviewed Herman Cain. He asked him what he would do if his granddaughter was raped and found herself pregnant.
Cain says he believes life begins at conception, but he said what “it comes down to is, it’s not the government’s role – or anybody else’s role – to make that decision. Secondly, if you look at the statistical incidents, you’re not talking about that big a number (abortion because of rape). 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 politicians. 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…I can have an opinion on an issue without it being a directive on the nation. The government shouldn’t be trying to tell people everything t do, especially when it comes to a social decision that they need to make.”
Sounds like a Democrat answer. Would this mean that someone who commits a homicide (which for many of us this is) should not be in the government’s purview? Logically, it would follow. Cain differs from Democrats in saying that a fetus is not just a bunch of matter, but a person since he believes life occurs at conception.
Further, it does come down to him, were he president. He probably would nominate a Supreme Court justice and that person’s belief on abortion would matter to half the country.
Cain’s response sounds an awful lot to me like Barack Obama’s not wanting his daughter to “be punished with a baby.”