Video: Jimmy Carter: Democrats Should Abandon Pro-Abortion Position

Jimmy Carter SC Jimmy Carter: Democrats Should Abandon Pro Abortion Position

Appearing on the radio talk show of conservative radio host Laura Ingraham today, former President Jimmy Carter said he believes the Democratic Party should moderate its position on abortion, which it currently supports without limits and funded at taxpayer expense.

Carter said toning down the stridently pro-abortion position would help win back Republicans who abandoned the Democrats because of abortion and other liberal social issue positions.

Carter said:

“I never have believed that Jesus Christ would approve of abortions and that was one of the problems I had when I was president having to uphold Roe v. Wade and I did everything I could to minimize the need for abortions. I made it easy to adopt children for instance who were unwanted and also initiated the program called Women and Infant Children or WIC program that’s still in existence now. But except for the times when a mother’s life is in danger or when a pregnancy is caused by rape or incest I would certainly not or never have approved of any abortions.”

“I’ve signed a public letter calling for the Democratic Party at the next convention to espouse my position on abortion which is to minimize the need, requirement for abortion and limit it only to women whose life are in danger or who are pregnant as a result of rape or incest. I think if the Democratic Party would adopt that policy that would be acceptable to a lot of people who are now estranged from our party because of the abortion issue.”

(President Carter’s abortion related remarks around the 13 minute mark)

Read more at By Steve Ertelt.

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  1. With the statement that Mr. Carter made, concerning abortion, I don't even believe the man really cares about the "Innocent" blood being shed, but ONLY for the political votes it might get if Demorats soften their stance on abortion! Well, Mr. Carter, I believe you are a Baptist, and I hope you have read a King james Bible, IT says in Proverbs 6:16-19 that the hands that shed INNOCENT blood, GOD "HATES"!! The must be something to it when God hates something!! HE hates abortion, and IT is NOT because of the votes, IT IS because He made that child, IT is NOT fro any man or women to choose abortion…except in the case of the LIFE of the mother. To save the life of the mother, if need be, then abort the child…that is the ONLY case for abortion!!!

  2. I am sickened OVER this statement by Mr. Carter in regards to the statement "Separation of Church and state" Ny question is: where do the words separation, chuch or state ever appear in any document, in any state or federal document from the beginning to now!! Those words S of C and S came about when the Danbury Baptists wrote a letter to Thomas jefferson and asked him about the fact that they had heard there was a official church being started etc T.J told the danbury Baptists that was not so and that there was a one way wall between chuch and state…BUT you never hear that part of it, IT IS A ONE WAY WALL, the church may be a part of the govt but the govt may not make policy in the church…See Reynolds v. U.S 1947 for that term

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