Update - Herman Cain Reverses Pro-Choice Comments
by Bob Price on October 22, 2011 at 6:01 PM
Herman Cain attempted to reverse his pro-choice statements made on the Piers Morgan Tonight Show. Controversy arose after Cain said what many, including this author, believed to be "Pro-Choice" comments about the family's right to choose abortion over adoption. Cain appeared on Fox New Channel with Martha MacCallum. MacCallum restated that Cain's previous statements appeared to be "Pro-Choice".
Cain now states that abortion should be illegal and that families would then have to choose to break the law. This completely reverses his comment on CNN where he said, "... it is not the government's role - or anybody else's role - to make that decision." He went on to say, "So, what I am saying is, it ultimately gets down to a choice that family or that mother has to make. Not me as president. Not some politician. Not a bureaucrat." He was not talking about making a choice to break the law because changing the law was never discussed in this conversation.
Here is what Cain says now.
In this video Cain says he, as president, would change the law to make abortion illegal and that the family or the mother would then choose to break the law.
Clearly this is a 180 degree change from the previous comments. So, is this rehearsed response the real Herman Cain? Or, were the impromptu comments on CNN more reflective of the real Herman Cain?
Are you satisfied with his remarks at this point? Would Herman Cain actively seek to overturn Roe v. Wade and make abortion illegal in all 50 states? Does this statement really counteract or clarify the previous comments? What do you think?