Over the past week or so Herman Cain has been tripped up repeatedly over the abortion issue. Let's make something 100% clear: Herman Cain is as anti-abortion as they come. He's a Baptist minister with strong convictions, and he would veto ANY bill making it easier to fund or have an abortion.
But here's what I like about Herman Cain, and it's just one of the reasons why I think he'll do great with the independents once he's earned the GOP nomination: he recognizes that abortion is a tricky issue and we all have a dubious relationship with it.
While we can state that we're firmly against it, each and every one of us knows, deep down in that darkest of places that we don't want anybody to know about, that there are circumstances we can concoct where we might ask our Creator for forgiveness and make the worst kind of decision. And liberals can say they support it, but they too know deep down that what they're advocating for is the death of a baby, even if they try to deflect that reality with obfuscation.
If your trusted doctor told you your child would be born deformed, blind, mentally retarded, what would you do? There are certainly some among us who would chose to have that baby, but there are many who would not. And of the people who choose to have the baby, do they consider that child's ultimate life? Would that child wish to be alive, going through life perhaps with continual care, at some point losing their parents and being forced upon the state, and never finding the love of a man or woman mate?
There are horrible conditions that children can be born with and those conditions create horrible decisions for parents and families every single day. Herman Cain recognizes that, and once again has the balls to speak out about it. If we as conservatives didn't give him so much grief, he'd be more free to speak truthfully about his feelings. Cut the guy some slack, is my advice. We all know that he's clearly conservative and would seek at all times to have the strength of conviction.
The truth is, he abhors abortion. The truth also is, he understands there will be times when families will be forced to make the most awful of decisions for the betterment of their lives and, just perhaps, the betterment of the child as well.
Life isn't simple. Jesus Christ himself understood that when he offered to forgive us our sins.