Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry says he believes life begins at conception and he is against abortion.
But, he says while he thinks abortion is a terrible thing, it should remain "safe legal and rare."
President Clinton said the same thing about "safe, legal and rare." Clinton did nothing to make it rare and everything to keep it legal.
Safety is another matter. It is never "safe" for the baby being killed and sometimes not safe for the health of the woman.
This is typical political pabulum. Politicians, who want some sort of moral covering, talk about their personal opposition or support for things and then do nothing about it.
Kerry has been talking recently about "values" because his pollsters tell him voters care about such things.
On abortion he says he can't impose his Catholic views on Protestants and Jews.
What this means is that Kerry's faith means nothing because his actions are those of a pagan. As James said, "faith without works is dead."
I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.
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