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Condoleezza Rice on Abortion

Secretary of State

 


Mildly pro-choice, with many restrictions

On abortion, Rice is �mildly pro-choice.� While she opposes late-term abortions and Medicaid payments for abortion and wants parental notification and consent where a minor is involved, Rice supports the basic libertarian idea that it is up to a woman to decide whether to have an abortion, and she is against getting the government involved.

Rice identifies strongly with President Bush�s �view that we have to respect and need to have a culture that respects life.� �We have to try and bring people to have respect for [the culture of life,]� she says, �and make [abortion] as rare a circumstance as possible.� On the issue of federal funding for abortion, she comes down against it �because I believe that those who hold a strong moral view on the other side should not be forced to fund it.�

Source: Condi vs. Hillary, by Dick Morris, p. 61-62 &179 , Oct 11, 2005

We need a culture that respects life

I�m very comfortable with the president�s view that we have to respect and need to have a culture that respects life. This should be an issue pretty infrequently because we ought to have a culture that says that, �Who wants to have an abortion? Who wants to see a daughter or a friend or a sibling go through something like that?� We have to respect the culture of life and we have to try and bring people to have respect for it and make this as rare a circumstance as possible.
Source: Washington Times, on www.4condi.com, �Issues� , Mar 11, 2005

Libertarian on abortion; don�t force views on others

I�ve called myself at times mildly pro-choice. I�m kind of libertarian on this issue, and meaning by that that I have been concerned about a government role in this issue. I�m a strong proponent of parental choice, of parental notification. I�m a strong proponent of a ban on late-term abortion. These are all things that I think unite people and I think that that�s where we should be.

What I do think is that we should not have the federal government in a position where it is forcing its views on one side or the other. So, for instance, I�ve tended to agree with those who do not favor federal funding for abortion, because I believe that those who hold a strong moral view on the other side should not be forced to fund it.�

Source: Washington Times, on www.4condi.com, �Issues� , Mar 11, 2005

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