Clinton, asked whether she believed life begins at conception, replied that “the potential for life begins at conception,” adding that the Methodist church, her denomination, had “struggled with this issue.”
“…And as some of you’ve heard me discuss before, I think abortion should remain legal — but it needs to be safe and rare,” she said.
Obama — who had sparked controversy several weeks ago when he said he would not want to see his daughters “burdened” with an unwanted child — said it was important to “acknowledge that there is a moral dimension to abortion, which I think that all too often those of us who are pro-choice have not talked about or tried to tap down.”
Interestingly enough, though it is a “woman’s right to choose,” Hillary Clinton (D – NY) comes out as a stark contrast to Barak Obama (D – IL)
To me, as a more simpler issue, it is clear that, who ever is the Democratic nominee, they will be in favor of “woman’s rights,” therefore in favor of abortion. However, I will applaud Sen. Clinton for at least saying it should be rare. In stark contrast, Sen. Obama makes it clear, he will advise his daughters to have an abortion if they do not want the child. The question I raise is this… If she is married, but does not want to be “burdened” with a child, is it still okay to have an abortion? If she decides to sleep with one man, or many, and gets pregnant, but doesn’t want to have a child, is it okay to have an abortion? Granted, many people agree with the rape clause, but please, come on, if you do not want to get pregnant, in other words, if you do not want to have a child, do not copulate! For those who do not know what that means, engage in intercourse, or rather, have sex. If you are willing to have sex, whether “on the pill,” or using a condom, or not even using anything (the Biblical way BTW), then you should be prepared to suffer the consequences, and beyond that, take responsibility. If not, then do not engage in the before mentioned activity. Whether or not you believe it to be sin or not, no matter what we do, as human beings, we must be able and willing to take responsibilities for our actions. The inability to take responsibility for our actions, to me, is far worse then the sin itself. Therefore, abortion as a solution is a way out, an excuse. Not unforgivable, but still, a way of escape from responsibility. I would encourage Sen. Obama, instead of advocating abortion for his daughters, be a loving Grandfather… much like his Grandmother has continued to be to him.