US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says she "would not want the government ‘forcing its views’ on abortion."
That’s according to The Washington Times’ Bill Sammon. Ms. Rice may not be all that much of a pro-life favorite when reality hits the conservative camp. It’s that one is either for killing womb babies or not for killing womb babies.
This is one moral issue that absolutely has no middle ground whatsoever. Either a baby in womb is kept alive at all costs or it’s not. All costs or not. There is no middle baby, half a live baby, half a dead baby.
When a person considers killing womb babies murder, then that person champions a politic that seeks to end all murdering of babies, in and out of the womb. The government cannot sit by and simply do nothing when it is confronted with murder within its confines.
Yet Ms. Rice states that she does not believe that politic should move in where abortion is concerned, that is, politic should not deal with murdering infants inside female bodies. That’s not simply "mildly pro-choice," as media is reporting it. There is no such entity ethically as "mildly pro-choice." All that is political word gaming. It’s not reality and it’s not moral basic.
But is that what Ms. Rice believes? Or is that the phrase manufactured by secular media? "Mildly pro-choice." Important question.
There are those Republicans who are wishing for Ms. Rice to be the first female US President. That means she could run on the ticket in the next presidential election. However, those pipe dreams seem to be fading as more and more anti-killing womb babies moralists take specific-fine-line stock of Ms. Rice on this one issue alone.
And for those who say that one issue should not settle it, they don’t understand how abhorrent murder is to those who oppose murder. If it is murdering any human, then that’s abhorrent, particularly when endorsed by one’s government.
"Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice yesterday pointedly declined to rule out running for president in 2008, and gave her most detailed explanation of a ‘mildly pro-choice’ stance on abortion.
"In an interview with editors and reporters in the office of the editor in chief at The Washington Times, she said she would not want the government ‘forcing its views’ on abortion."
That’s where the questions start to flutter for those who are definitely against killing womb babies. That in itself puts up the red flag.
"Republicans have questioned whether evangelical Christians, a crucial component of the Republican base, would turn out to vote for a pro-choice candidate. Miss Rice. . .(is) a Presbyterian's preacher's daughter."
Evangelicals are now letting their biblical views be known as never before. Their base is strong and vocal and articulate. There are many grassroots individuals who stood in long lines to see Mr. Bush elected. Many of those vote casters are knowledgeable evangelicals who are extremely attentive to moral / political issues, both in America and worldwide.
"Miss Rice said abortion should be ‘as rare a circumstance as possible,’ although without excessive government intervention. ‘We should not have the federal government in a position where it is forcing its views on one side or the other. So, for instance, I've tended to agree with those who do not favor federal funding for abortion, because I believe that those who hold a strong moral view on the other side should not be forced to fund it."
"’I am a strong proponent of parental notification. I am a strong proponent of a ban on late-term abortion. These are all things that I think unite people and I think that that's where we should be.
"’We ought to have a culture that says, "Who wants to have an abortion? Who wants to see a daughter or a friend or a sibling go through something like that?"’"
"Miss Rice described abortion as an ‘extremely difficult moral issue’ which she approaches as ‘a deeply religious person.’"
However, for those defending womb babies, abortion is not really an "extremely difficult moral issue." It’s a simply concluded issue. One who defends womb babies is against those who kill womb babies.