- Some truly are pro-life and don't support the killing of babies for any reason.
- Some add qualifications which would make it OK in some situations. I had a psychology professor once that refused to tell us his opinion on the abortion issue but he said that logically if you say life starts at conception you have to say that an abortion in any case is murder. (If I had to guess I would say he supports abortion.)
- Then there are the politicians that say they personally don't "like" abortion but they think it should be legal because it's not for them to choose. They seem to think it is for them to choose whether or not murder a few years after birth is murder though.
- And then of course there are the fully pro-choice politicians.
Well, Herman Cain doesn't seem to know what stance he takes. He said some things which made a lot of people think he was pro-choice, which would obviously hurt his campaign significantly. What he said comes closest to the, "I don't like abortion but I don't want it to be illegal" sort of statements, but it doesn't even fit into that category since it doesn't make sense at all. He tried to do some damage control to make it clear to everyone that he was a supporter of life... but he did exactly the opposite. He seems to think that if he says what pro-life voters want to hear and what pro-choice voters want to hear at the same time nobody will notice the contradiction. This is what he told John Stossel:
I think it's clear that Herman Cain takes a pr0-choice position and he's only trying to satisfy Republicans, who tend to be pro-life. From what I've seen and heard so far, I would say Ron Paul is the most clearly pro-life candidate. Unlike most presidential candidates he is a medical doctor. He gives his explanation of his opinion on abortion in this campaign ad:
As for Herman Cain, I think he's finished.