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Herman Cain On Abortion: Carry Your Rapist’s Baby

Herman Cain On Abortion: Carry Your Rapist’s Baby

Businessman Herman Cain has informed the world that all of his talk about an electric fence that would kill people who tried to cross the border illegally was “just a joke.”  But when it comes to making women carry a child to term if they get pregnant as a result of rape, he seems quite serious. Speaking on Meet The Press Sunday, Cain told host David Gregory that there should be no exceptions for abortion — not even in rape or incest cases.

I do not agree with abortion under any circumstance,” he insisted.

“Exceptions for rape and incest?” Gregory asked.

“Not for rape and incest,” Cain replied. “Because if you look at rape and incest, the percentage of those instances is so minuscule that there are other options.”

“Other options?”  I assume he’s referring to having the baby and keeping it, or having the baby and giving it away, both of which as “other options” requires a woman being constantly reminded of the attack as the pregnancy grows inside of her.

But of course, it’s just a “minuscule” amount of women being forced to do that, so not a big deal, right?

And don’t expect Cain to change his mind of this issue.  The candidate has been running on the most stringent anti-abortion platform there is ever since he entered the world of politics, once accusing a rival of being “not pro-life enough” because he believed women who had been raped should be allowed to terminate the pregnancy.

Looks like there’s more to Cain than just an unfeasible tax plan and a lot of clever one-liners, after all.


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10:28AM PDT on Jun 20, 2013

It should have nothing to do with men at all.

7:58PM PDT on Jun 11, 2013

when a man is raped & impregnated he can decide what to do until that it is each womans fact men weighing in on womens bodies would be amusing were it not a way to control women

6:28PM PDT on Aug 15, 2012


10:31AM PST on Dec 27, 2011

Understand something about Republicans Conservative Christians! Pro Life: What it really means! Republican conservative 'jesus freaks' s want to even make abortion
illegal even if your raped and ever person running for the Republican conservative party has stated that already on TV so it's no secret, so if they become President,
their first agenda is to make it the law! They want you to keep the child that you or your 12 year old daughter had by a rapist. Gee, he goes to jail and comes out a
few years later and gets a lawyer to get him visitation rights and he shows up at your house and knocks on your door, says hello to your husband and says, I came to
visit my child!. Excuse me! You people that want this are either sick or just plain morons or did you not think this thing through to the end result. I guess you are going
to invite him in for a cup of coffee! Next, they will want you to marry your rapist!!

3:07PM PST on Dec 16, 2011

The republican conservative 'jesus freaks' s want you to keep the child that you or your 12 year old daughter had by a rapiest,. Gee, he goes to jail and comes out a few years later and gets a laywer to get him visitation rights and he shows up at your house and knocks on your door, says hello to your husband and says, I came to visit my child!. Excuse me! You people that want this are either sick or just plain morons!

2:55PM PST on Dec 16, 2011

I think I could and would carry and keep a child born of a rape, but alas many women could not I fear deal with that with hating the child, seeing it as this headline says 'the rapists' child' instead of seeing it as HER child.

7:30PM PST on Dec 3, 2011

Cain is just another idiotic foot in mouth GOP flash in the pan! Full of sound & fury signifying nothing! Anyone notice no prominent African Americans speak up for Cain? Those around here...especially those that lived thru segregation & the civil rights days... say he was only brought in as an attempt to show the GOP isn't racist & to get votes away from Obama since most African Americans see the GOP as a home for racists.Months ago when he first appeared they were saying he was put out there as a temporary distraction...even comic relief... & would be taken down at the right time then used to endorse someone else to get black votes. Never meant to be the MAIN candidate. Turns out they were right; that seems to be just what happened this week !

As for his abortion views,what else would you expect this GOP tool to say? You can bet your bottom dollar that ALL the politicos that have this anti abortion view would rush their pregnant rape victim daughter, wife, relative, etc off to a trusted doctor to have a secret abortion then come back & continue to preach against that choice for other women. Back in the pre Roe vs Wade days, a lot of rich college girls from prominent families had secret abortions like that. There were several in my dormitory. Folks with money can get whatever they want.

1:21PM PST on Dec 2, 2011

Sorry, I meant Cain, not McCain.

1:20PM PST on Dec 2, 2011

Women need better protection from rapists, and easier access to 'morning-after-pills' so she can avoid any pregnancy all together as it can take up to a week to conceive according to
It must be horrible for a woman to go through an ordeal like that no matter what her personal beliefs are. McCain should shut his mouth.

3:45PM PST on Nov 13, 2011

Gotta kill the preborn because it might somehow look like the man who raped her. Make the child guilty of the crimes of the father. I am sure the Bible said something about making the child innocent of the crimes of the parents.

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