The Hypocrisy of Herman Cain

According to Cain, abortion should be illegal. Unless the decision to abort is one that needs to be made by his grandchildren. In that case, it’s up to them to decide:

“I believe that life begins at conception and abortion, under no circumstances,” Cain told Morgan.  Pressed on if he would apply this same directive to his grandchildren, Cain candidly responded.

“It comes down to, it’s not the government’s role or anybody’s role to make that decision. Secondly, if you look at the statistical incidents, you’re not talking about that number. What I’m saying is it ultimately gets down to a choice that the family or that mother has to make. Not me as president, not some politician, not a bureaucrat. It gets down to that family. And whatever they decide. I shouldn’t have to tell them what decision to make for such a sensitive issue.”

I’m glad to see that he switches to such a firmly pro-choice stance the moment his grand-kids are mentioned. As we always say in  progressive circles, one can only remain anti-abortion until one has had a daughter. After that, love of one’s children usually defeats anti-abortion bigotry. At least, for most people it does.