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Perry: Right and Wrong

Perry Event 2/1/2010

At the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition’s presidential forum Saturday night, Perry indirectly, though not subtly, criticized Herman Cain’s pro-life position by saying, ““It is a liberal canard to say I am personally pro-life, but government should stay out of that decision. If that is your view, you are not pro-life.”

Quite true! And after Cain revealed his surprising position on life (on the 19th), quite right to mention.

But where is Perry, himself? Perry’s press director, Katherine Cesinger, stated Governor Rick Perry’s position on abortion. “His position has been consistent on this. Gov. Perry is pro-life, with exceptions for rape, incest and life of the mother.”

She says he has consistently held this position; but is the position itself consistent? If abortion is the murder of an unborn child, as the principled pro-life position asserts, then any assertion that it is OK to kill a fetus irrespective of how it was conceived, is condoning murder. If abortion is not, then why oppose it?

Cain is inconsistent. He says, in effect, “abortion is killing a human life, but government has no legitimate right to ban it.” Perry is inconsistent, too. He says, in effect, “abortion is killing a human life; but it’s OK to kill innocent human life if the person’s father was bad enough.”

Perry hopes to firm up his pro-life support by calling out Cain. Some of us are unimpressed. Perry is right; but he’s still wrong.

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24th October 2011 1:51 PM - Posted by | Abortion Reasoning | , , , , , , ,

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