Tuesday, January 09, 2007

What is the Correct Stand on Abortion?

Abortion is one of the most controversial issues in America. So, what is the correct stand a candidate should have on abortion?

Many Republicans run as candidates that are opposed to abortion except in the case of rape, incest and the life of the mother while Democrats, while there are some pro-lifers in the party, tend to be 100% pro-choice.

Then there are the third parties, the Greens are like the Dems. on this issue, the Libertarians tend want the support of both pro-lifers and those who are pro-choice. In 2004 Libertarian Michaek Badnarik listed reasons why people that are pro choice and people that are pro life should vote him. The Constitution Party is falling apart over this issue, as there is a fight within the party about allowing state affiliates to stay in the National Party even though they support abortion in the case of rape, incest and the life of the mother.

So, what do you think? What is the right stand to take on abortion and how does this issue effect your voting?


Tom Kovach said...

I think it's quite an overstatement to say that the Constitution Party is "falling apart" over this issue.

Yes, there has been some friction. Yes, some people may have over-reacted (and, thus, treated other CP members the wrong way). But, I don't think that the party is "falling apart". The vast majority of both individual members AND state party organizations are still solidly against abortion.

Voters both in and out of the Constitution Party should learn to focus on the "Big Six" issues that the National Veterans Coalition has identified as the "survival issues" that our country faces.

Keynote speaker Alan Keyes correctly told the CP national meeting in early December that a lack of moral courage will eat away at our country's ability to adhere to the Constitution. And, allowing babies to be aborted is clearly an example of moral decay.

BUT, other types of issues can destroy our country faster and more efficiently. Among those are the illegal alien invasion and the threat of (continued) terrorist infiltration that goes along with the alien invasion.

Abortion is an important issue for our country. But, no border equals NO country.

We need to stop bickering among ourselves over some candidate being against "only" 98 percent of abortions, and start pulling together to secure 100 percent of our borders. (A major difference between the Constitution Party and the Libertarian Party is that the CP wants 100 percent border security, and the LP wants open borders. If you don't believe me, look up both party platforms.)

Anonymous said...

I agree with the first six paragraphs 100%, and the last paragraph 98%. If a candidate has a flawed position on the right to life, it must be identified.

If said candidate, when elected, implements a policy contrary to the right to life, he or she should be removed from office by the voters.

Paul, just this guy, you know? said...

Abortion is either morally good, morally neutral, or morally bad.

The only possible reason that I can see to call abortion morally bad, from a perspective of public policy, is if there is an innocent victim.

In the case of abortion it is undeniable that the essential act is the intentional taking of an innocent human life; and this is always and everywhere a Bad Thing.

Show me a politician in favor of, or willing to tolerate, abortion, and I'll show you a politician whose fuzzy thinking, pandering, and lack of principle and character make a him a poor choice on other issues important to conservatives.

This is a threshold issue for me; I won't vote for someone who wants to repeal the 13th amendment, or who support islamic terrorism, or who favors abortion. These are among my non-negotiables.

A candidate who doesn't even know what a person is, and that it's the role of government to protect the innocent from being summarily snuffed, certainly can't be trusted with national security, or fiscal policy.

Joe said...

I decided many years ago that I will not support in any way whatsoever, any candidate who does not pledge and act to defend and promote the inviolable right to life of innocent human beings, from the moment of conception to natural death -- without exception.

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