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Donating Member ( posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 12:08 PM
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Clark's position on abortion
I am a Dean supporter, but I thought Clark's response regarding abortion was quite nuanced and showed him coming out well in terms of his refusing to be baited and drawn into doctrinal disputes.

Can you qualify your pro-choice -- however, in one interview I read, you still consider yourself a Catholic. Now, can you clarify your pro-choice position on abortion and describe how you reconcile that with Catholic doctrine?

CLARK: I reconcile it with my own beliefs. And I do believe in the right of conscience. And I support a woman's right to choose protected by law.

I fought for human rights in Bosnia. I fought for human rights in Kosovo. And I will fight for human rights in the United States of America.

And no one is going to take away a woman's right to choose when I'm president of the United States. It's that simple.

(APPLAUSE)

GRIFFITH: Can you clarify how you reconcile that with Catholic doctrine?

CLARK: I understand what the Catholic doctrine is. But I have freedom of conscience. And I believe what I believe. I believe that the right to choose is a right that should be protected by law.

CLARK: I believe the decision about issues like this are the issues that have to be worked between a woman and her family, her god, her doctor. And as much as I respect the opinion of the Catholic Church, in this case, I don't support it. It's that simple.

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curse10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 12:09 PM
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1. That is a good answer
I thought Clark did extremely well in the debate last night.
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mikehiggins Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 12:11 PM
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2. Clark's position on abortion? He won't have one. eom
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Rainbowreflect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 12:39 PM
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3. Why do they never question repub catholics
about their going against catholic doctrine when it comes to the death penalty or the war?
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Justice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 12:58 PM
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4. This Position Is One Reason Why Clark Is Being Hit So Hard

Think about it - Clark's position on this, his position on the rights of gays and lesbians. The Catholic Church is pulling out all the stops to "bring" catholic politicians into line with the RW positions of the church. Some bishops are telling politicians that they can't receive communion or will be excommunicated because they are prochoice or pro gay rights.

Imagine the embarrassment if a Catholic became president.

It is all clear to me now why the RW assault.
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