In a more clear and concise manner than what was displayed with John Stossel previously, Herman Cain has clarified his position on abortion. The Associated Press states the following:
Republican Herman Cain on Sunday said he opposes abortion even in cases of rape, incest or when the life of the mother is at stake, contradicting previous statements in which he favored some exceptions.
The tough stand that Cain staked out during an interview with CBS’ “Face the Nation” comes as he tries to clear up his position on an issue closely watched by social conservative and evangelical voters, who are among his strongest supporters.
However, the article goes on to say:
In a 1998 interview with Nation’s Restaurant News, the former pizza executive described himself as “pro-life with exceptions, and people want you to be all or nothing.”
In a recent interview with CNN, he said the government should not tell women what to do in cases of rape and incest. Afterward, his campaign issued a statement saying he was “100 percent pro-life.” It did not specifically mention whether he supported any exceptions.