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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