Herman Cain still can't make up his mind about those abortion exceptions. In case you're trying to keep score, three days ago he was okay with them; today he tells Bob Schieffer the exact opposite (video here). Sigh.
But I love what Cain tells Schieffer about Planned Parenthood and Margaret Sanger. Via Newsbusters:
SCHIEFFER: I want to ask you since we're on the subject of abortion, there was at one point back there when the question of Planned Parenthood came up and you said that it was not planned parenthood, it was really planned genocide because you said Planned Parenthood was trying to put all these centers into the black communities because they wanted to kill black babies before they were born.Wow. Excellent.
SCHIEFFER: You still stand by that?
CAIN: I still standby that.
SCHIEFFER: Do you have any proof that that was the objective of Planned Parenthood?
CAIN: If people go back and look at the history and look at Margaret Sanger's own words that's exactly where that came from. Look up the history. If you go back and look up the history. Secondly, look at where most of them were built. 75 percent of those facilities were built in the black community and Margaret Sanger's own words, she didn't use the word genocide, but she did talk about preventing the increasing number of poor blacks in this country by preventing black babies from being born.
SCHIEFFER: So you would not see any advantage to having young mothers get counsel and advice that Planned Parenthood could give them? I mean, with so many black babies born out of wedlock?
CAIN: There are a lot of centers that offer sincere counseling rather than Planned Parenthood claiming to be those centers when in fact they would rather for the young lady to come in and say they want to get an abortion and facilitate that. Plenty of centers out there genuinely do that. What I'm saying is Planned Parenthood isn't sincere about want to go try to counsel them not to have abortions.
Also in the interview, Schieffer, with the moral superiority granted unto him as a Cancer Survivor, demands that Cain tell American youth, seduced by the irresistible coolness of Mark Block, that smoking is bad.
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