Faith & Politics: Debt Reaction
GOP candidates take on abortion
- Duration 5:38
- Date Aug 12, 2011
GOP candidates take on abortion
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And -- -- the United Church of Christ minister and regularly blogs on the topic of religion and politics welcome reverend.
Yeah we're gonna talk with your hectic at OK well just -- get -- take generally about about the the debate last night what did you think.
Well it was an interesting one wasn't there were a lot of us sparks -- in this debate it was not it was certainly entertaining.
-- didn't and watch.
There was a lot of fighting between candidates that you saw particularly between.
Michelle Bachmann and Tim Pawlenty -- human were going toe to toe.
Throughout the entire night.
I think that if -- Caucus -- in Iowa GOP caucus -- there was probably a lot you don't like what these candidates.
Yeah they appeal to -- social conservative.
And that's what we probably needed to do how whether or not that message can translate however to the general election voters.
Yeah they're very interest let me police of one of the minds -- game.
Talked about your -- law and I know that you comment on this before but listen to this stunned -- what He said last night.
Gone on record and I'll put it on a press release -- available to in my office that simply say it's.
That if anyone misunderstood.
My intent -- -- of that.
But never will allow apologize for saying that your real law does not belong in the courts of the United States of America.
Now relative to.
Computing statement but that's sure Lou mr.
-- here is that he's the guy who it is sad that American community condemned the construction of law that there were no religious right from Portland the united state horrific guy who's been with problems than -- said that He apologized.
Last night -- -- -- open and grabbed and the question.
Lot of questions about religion in this debate obviously.
There were questions about feminism -- -- that question re drinking and Brad Pitt.
Senator and ultimately the question.
Mother polygamy it could be legal and our country.
These a lot of divisive questions that -- raised by candidates last night.
And questions and I think a lot of mainstream -- will be turned off I had in general elections.
You know let me let me -- -- something Bob Michelle Bachmann she's talking about sanctity of life but she also talked about something else.
That -- -- about but listen to this -- when she talks about the sanctity of life.
When the deal was put together governor Pawlenty cut a deal with the special interest groups and He put in the same bill.
A vote to increase the cigarette tax as well as a vote that would take -- protections from the -- -- and I made a decision.
I believe in the sanctity of human life.
And I believe you can get money wrong that you can't get life wrong and that's why came down on that decision and -- And thirty seconds of that.
Yeah what's wrong in the answer is the answer.
Congresswoman Bachmann didn't vote for that bill because of it -- stripping away a pro life protection she voted for and is now -- net as the excuse.
Run run event last night I want the headlines -- -- and they and -- really kind of went after each other.
Have -- -- -- fisticuffs actually.
But what do you think about her -- her won't provide about the idea of -- of life.
Iowa caucus goers there are very.
Very active club pro life.
-- let leaders who were involved in the Iowa Caucuses.
That we'll win her vote in the straw poll out that going to be pretty this weekend.
I'm probably offer when the Koppel -- pocket that happen early next year.
And that the general election strategy.
I think it'll turn off a lot of voters across the country.
The majority of Americans continue to say that they believe that there should be Charlie.
Although probably there should be restrictions Michelle Bachmann.
I'll record since I was that He wanted to that position -- me under any circumstances of performed abortions even when necessary abortions.
And plenty of Greek town.
And even left out mainstream Americans -- people.
You -- going to supported general election.
You don't think that people of faith will lead to him because I'm the only abortion issue it's we're pretty much evenly divided and and I don't think that.
And it depends how you ask the question how it's phrase too so -- me boards and you see the abortion issue as being sort of one of those things that will turn off.
The mainstream voters.
I think -- little.
You're going to see for example that you want to rest doctors who perform medically necessary abortion.
Which is what I can bluntly that which is what Rick Santorum said well lot of people in congress Republican and Democrat -- working on what's called common ground legislation.
Legislation that you try to reduce the number of abortions in our country by providing women with -- -- that -- -- -- and not get pregnant in the first -- -- the but hey Carol Beatty but they decide to have dumped the -- and eventually to keep the -- they're not forced to make a try to have an abortion because of the economic necessity.
I'm really the future of reducing abortion and our country.
And we heard -- candidate last night and I think that's because.
He pointed to a number of people.