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Herman Cain Will Take the 'Bully Pulpit' on Abortion, Marriage if Elected

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  • Herman Cain at Florida Straw Poll
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    U.S. presidential candidate Herman Cain speaks to delegates during the Republican Party of Florida Presidency 5 Convention in Orlando, Florida September 24, 2011.
By Allison Summers, Christian Post Reporter
October 24, 2011|3:11 pm

GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain told CBN in a recent interview that, if elected president of the United States, he will support constitutional amendments on both abortion and marriage, that he "feels strongly" about such issues and that "if we can get the necessary support and it comes to my desk, I will sign it."

The 65-year-old former businessman and Baptist minister told CBN's David Brody of "The Brody File" that he plans on using the "bully pulpit" if elected president against issues such as abortion, stating that it is important to appeal to people's hearts and emotions in order to change their minds on such controversial subjects.

"If you touch the hearts of people you can get people's minds to change, but you have to show them the beauty of not aborting a life," Cain said.

The former businessman discussed a personally moving experience of visiting a women's facility that tries to steer women away from abortion.

"What they do is they work with young ladies who have gotten pregnant and they think they want an abortion," said Cain. "It was so moving to walk in there, and they introduced me to a young lady who had decided not to have an abortion, and see that pretty baby there."

The presidential candidate also discussed his views on marriage, stating that he would support any legislation that defined it as the union reserved for men and women.

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"I think marriage should be protected at the federal level," Cain explained. "I used to believe that it could be just handled by the states but there's a movement going on to basically to take the teeth out of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, and that could cause an unraveling."

However, many readers of the CBN interview were doubtful Cain would be able to accomplish what he is setting out to do, if he actually won the presidential election.

"We've been doing the same failed strategy for 40 years now," commented user dknc12. "It sounds good for candidates like Cain to talk about Federal solutions like Supreme Court Judges and Constitutional Amendments. But he will never be held accountable for those things because he doesn't have the power to do it. Nothing will be done."


 

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