Herman Cain jumps aboard the anti-birth control train
One of the harsh realities easily lost amidst the noise over abortion is the ugly fact that many of those who call themselves ‘pro-life’ are against birth control.
A whole variety of methods used for birth control such as the ‘pill,’ I.U.D.s, the O ring, a vigorous douche with citrus, prevent a potentially fertilized egg from sticking to the uterine wall. Hence the strident demand by the so called ‘pro-life’ crowd for laws that clearly define pregnancy as being from the moment of conception and the equally strident demand that the only way a person can qualify for the job of President of the United States is if they agree that life begins at the moment of conception.
Herman Cain began his political career several years ago when a person was allowed a certain amount of vagueness about the issue of abortion. According to The Atlantic Journal, Cain described himself as “pro-life with exceptions, and people want you to be all or nothing,” in 1998.
Amidst the frenzy of the race for the Republican (Tea) Party nomination, Herman Cain initially tried out a bit of fuzzy rhetoric. He didn’t specifically mention whether he supported any exceptions, but said he was “100 percent pro-life.”
At this stage in the discussion about what is defined as abortion in America in 2011, Herman Cain’s remarks ignited a firestorm of angry words. Following in the steps of Mitt Romney, who has demonstrated a remarkable lack of knowledge about women’s most private parts and how they function, Herman Cain has at last clarified his stance staking his future on the only words that satisfy the so called pro-life crowd.
According to Salon.com, Cain said he is “pro-life from conception, period.” When asked whether that includes instances of rape, incest and life of the mother, Cain said, “Correct. That’s my position.”"