Monday, July 26, 2004

Kerry believes life begins at conception but he believes in a woman's right to choose....huh?

Kerry, this past week, has been asked about his view on abortion.  This isn't a first.  He's often been in the press because of how his voting record is at odds with the Catholic church's view on abortion.  Some of the catholic leadership has even gone as far as to publicly request him not to take communion.

This month Kerry has exounded on his beliefs.  He told an Iowa reporter that he believes that life begins at conception and that abortion is morally wrong but he doesn't feel he has the right to legislate what other people believe or prevent them from getting an abortion if they choose right up to the moment of birth.  This is Kerry, once again, trying to have his cake and eat it too.  He's trying to appeal to the values of the more traditional without alienating his more liberal base but does he really think about the implecations of what he says.  If life begins at birth, then an abortion can be nothing less then murder.  It is killing innocent life at the whim of the mother.  Kerry can't have it both ways on this issue.  He needs to make a decision as to which way to believe.  I think he's already made that decision and his voting record goes to show what that decision is. 

It's one thing to have a differing view of the world.  A candidate should at least stand up for what they believe.  I could at least have respect for that.  I have no respect for someone who can't make a stand on any issue or belief.  Kerry has shown himself to be completely incapable of that.