Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Where The Presidential Candidates Stand On The Issues Of Rape And Abortion

Good Day World!

Let's set aside all the silly drama going on with the Republican party and take a look at some real campaign issues.

Voters should know where the presidential candidates stand when it comes to abortion and rape.

DONALD TRUMP - His ex-wife Ivana claimed he sexually assaulted her during their marriage. When asked for a response from the Trump camp recently about the allegation, this is what his lawyer Michael Cohen said:

"You're talking about the front-runner for the GOP, presidential candidate, and private individual who never raped anyone. And, understand that by the very definition, you can't rape your spouse."   

The fact of the matter is Cohen is 100% wrong. Go here for a full explanation.

So where does he stand (if only temporarily)? 

Donald Trump shocked attendees at the conservative CPAC conference in February when he declared himself pro-life after years of supporting the pro-abortion position. 

MARCO RUBIO - The answer is brief and bombastic: "There shouldn't be Abortion Ban Exceptions for rape." Period.

JOHN KASICH - This guy is cagey and doesn't want to be cornered into telling his real feelings about abortion.

He repeatedly refused to answer questions asked by the editorial board of the Cleveland Plain Dealer recently about why he signed into law a budget that included a provision that prohibited state-funded rape crisis counselors from referring women to abortion services?

When pressed, Kasich said he would allow exceptions for abortion in the case of rape, incest or risk to the life of the mother.

TED CRUZ - He's very straightforward and believes there show be NO EXCEPTIONS for rape victims.

HILLARY CLINTON - Is also straightforward on her opinion: 

"I think abortion should remain legal, but it needs to be safe and rare. And I have spent many years now, as a private citizen, as first lady, and now as senator, trying to make it rare, trying to create the conditions where women had other choices."

BERNIE SANDERS - He's been a life-time defender of pro-choice. He co-sponsored the Freedom of Choice Act in 1993. In light of his voting record, Bernie has repeatedly received ratings of 100% from NARAL Pro-Choice America.

There you have it folks. I hope this breakdown helps.

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