Thursday, October 25, 2007

Candidate Review - Abortion - Alan Keyes

Well here's another no-hoper. His website is tight enough, although it gives the impression that he's trying to build the Keyes brand while he runs for President. Which I suppose is a smart policy.

His position on Abortion is pretty straight-forward. He's not a fan.

If the Declaration of Independence states our creed, then there can be no right to abortion, since it means denying the most fundamental right of all to human offspring in the womb.

The Declaration states plainly that we are all created equal, endowed by our Creator with our basic human rights. But if human beings can decide who is human and who is not, the doctrine of God-given rights is utterly corrupted.

. . . As far as the "legality" of abortion is concerned, how could the so-called "right" to murder our children in the womb have come about? I think, in open debate, I could prove it to anyone — that Roe v. Wade was the most obscenely illogical and shoddily-written Supreme Court decision perhaps in the whole history of our country. There was a perverse illogic to it that ought to, even to this day, warn us against the possibility that it has any real ground or foundation in our law or the Constitution.

In addition to overturning Roe v. Wade, we need a Human Life Amendment that respects life and restores our respect for the will of God.
So he also recognizes that overturning Roe v. Wade is just the first step.

One thing that's interesting (and probably frustrating to most of the Republican Base) is that the candidates with the most firm position on Abortion are at the bottom of the electability list.

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