Lets be honest. I oppose abortion. I am very "pro-life." But, like Cain, who is running for president, I really think that the decision, at the end, is between the woman involved and God, with others having a duty to do many things, including letting the woman involved have the final choice.
Now, I believe in informed choices. I
was struck when reading about an abortion clinic in Dallas that drew a
lot of protestors (all the usual reasons, run by a lesbian, financially
on the edge, etc.) that they gave everyone who came in counseling and
care and that only about half of those who came in planning on using
their services did so. That is far less than many other places.
regardless of what criticisms you had of the owner/doctor in charge,
her goal was to give women choices, and to give them the knowledge they
needed to make the choices be their choices and not anyone else's.
I'll never be president. As pro life, I'd offend too many people. As
someone who really believes that in the end, other than making certain
that the decisions are made with understanding, the government doesn't
belong as the final arbiter, I'm open to all the criticisms that Cain draws.
I right? Probably not. I'm as bad on this issue as I am on the death
penalty (I favor it, I'm just not willing to put any other parent's
child to death. I know, that is terribly flawed. No pro death penalty
person would like that position "won't apply it" and no one who opposes
it would like it either "in favor of the concept").
even get to what I would do with your taxes. I'd raise the
gas/transport tax (the highway trust fund needs more money). It has
been unadjusted for inflation for much too long.
Anyway, I'll never be president, so my thoughts don't matter.