“Herman Cain’s pro-life,” David O’Steen, executive director of the National Right to Life Committee,told National Review. “He addressed our convention last June. We are quite confident in his pro-life position. When he ran in the primary for senate some years back … he ran as a pro-life candidate then in Georgia. We’ve known of him for a number of years, and he’s always taken a pro-life position.”
“Those that believe taking the life of the unborn is a choice has gotten away from the Godly principles,” he said. “The way we’re going to protect the unborn in this nation is to work on the right problem, get God back in our culture.”
Cain said pro-life advocates must change hearts and then minds will follow and he urged pro-life advocates to do more to promote the work of pregnancy centers.
“Let young women know about alternatives to these so-called Planned Parenthood facilities. We have to inform and educate people and let them know about resources like the one in Dallas Texas where I visited called the Source for Women. When young women show up there, the first option isn’t getting an abortion, the first option is counseling to show these young ladies the alternatives to abortion,” he said.
Cain’s View on Abortion Policy
"Yesterday in an interview with Piers Morgan on CNN, I was asked questions about abortion policy and the role of the President.
I understood the thrust of the question to ask whether that I, as president, would simply "order" people to not seek an abortion.
My answer was focused on the role of the President. The President has no constitutional authority to order any such action by anyone. That was the point I was trying to convey.
As to my political policy view on abortion, I am 100% pro-life. End of story.
I will appoint judges that understand the original intent of the Constitution. Judges who are committed to originalism know that the Constitution contains no right to take the life of unborn children.
I will oppose government funding of abortion. I will veto any legislation that contains funds for Planned Parenthood. I will do everything that a President can do, consistent with his constitutional role, to advance the culture of life."
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Cain will underscore that message with a $1 million advertising campaign in key states and congressional districts targeting black radio programs and urban radio stations young African Americans enjoy. Some of the ads focus on abortion.
“I have been a consistent and unwavering champion of pro life issues,” Cain added. “In no way does this singular instance of clarification denote an abandonment of the pro-life movement, but instead, is a testament to my respect for the balance of power and the role of the presidency.”
Herman Cain: ‘It’s Not Planned Parenthood — No, It’s Planned Genocide’
"Here’s why I support de-funding Planned Parenthood, because you don’t hear a lot of people talking about this, when Margaret Sanger – check my history – started Planned Parenthood, the objective was to put these centers in primarily black communities so they could help kill black babies before they came into the world," Cain told CNSNews.com on Tuesday when speaking at the conservative Heritage Foundation.
You don’t see that talked that much about," said Cain. "It’s not Planned Parenthood. No, it’s planned genocide. You can quote me on that."
Republican Presidential Candidate Herman Cain Rallies Pro-Lifers on First Coast
The Republican candidate insisted there was a connection between protecting religion in the public square and defending the unborn.
“The way we’re going to protect the unborn in this nation … is to get God back in the culture,” insisted Cain.
Praising Martin Luther King Jr. as a “great leader,” Cain said that pro-life advocates should look to the civil rights movement for inspiration. “First change the hearts and then we change the minds,” said Cain.
Cain insisted in his speech that pro-life voters not back down in the 2012 election cycle. “We have got to fight back,” he said. “We fight back with our voices and our votes.”
Herman Cain blasts Roe v. Wade
Senate candidate defends the life of unborn children and calls conservatives to action
January 22, 2004
Herman Cain, conservative Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, issued the following statement on the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision of Roe v. Wade:
Today we mourn the murder of millions of innocent lives because of the decision made 31 years ago by the United States Supreme Court to give doctors the right to end the life of an unborn child. Unbelievably, the decision of Roe v. Wade shows that our Nation still chooses to place human convenience over the sanctity of human life.
No great nation can prosper when life is not valued. Once the Supreme Court decided that the right to life was obsolete, the very basis of our country was lost. A civilized society is marked by its treatment of the defenseless. When the most innocent of human life, the life of an unborn child, can be ended for the sake of convenience, the moral fabric of our society is destroyed.
The Declaration of Independence is very clear: We have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Our Founding Fathers understood that order.
You can pursue happiness as long as you do not infringe upon someone else’s liberty. You can have liberty as long as you do not infringe upon someone else’s life. And life begins at conception.
How many great accomplishments and discoveries have been lost because of legalized abortion? Have we missed finding the cure for cancer because a life was ended prematurely? Did we lose the next Albert Einstein, Ronald Reagan, Amelia Earhart or Martin Luther King, because the legal termination of life continues? As long as legalized killings are permitted, we not only lose a life, we lose all the potential that life has to offer. Not only do individuals suffer, the United States as a country suffers every time an abortion occurs.
Infanticide will continue as long as our society accepts the lie that a mother has the right to terminate a child’s life. These women are sadly comforted by the blanket of Roe v. Wade. But there is still hope. If people today will continue to unite together to fight against legalized abortion and make their voices heard, we can make a difference. Life needs to be respected and celebrated, not terminated.