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Bush flip flops on drinking, Bible

I was bored, so I was scanning through the GOP list of Kerry “flip flops” and this one stuck out:

Round 17: Flip-Flopped On Leaving Abortion Up To States

Kerry Used To Say Abortion Should Be Left Up To States. �I think the question of abortion is one that should be left for the states to decide,� Kerry said during his failed 1972 Congressional bid. (�John Kerry On The Issues,� The [Lowell, MA] Sun, 10/11/72)

Now Kerry Says Abortion Is Law Of Entire Nation. �The right to choose is the law of the United States. No person has the right to infringe on that freedom. Those of us who are in government have a special responsibility to see to it that the United States continues to protect this right, as it must protect all rights secured by the constitution.� (Sen. John Kerry [D-MA], Congressional Record, 1/22/85)

Kerry, in 1972, a kid at the time, more or less, had a slightly different view on abortion. Well, is it a flip flop, actually? Can’t he believe that it ideally should be left up to states, but it is the law of the land with Roe vs. Wade (which was not ruled on for a few months) and it should be protected from attacks to repeal it completely?

Anyway, I thought, what was Bush doing in 1972. Well, he apparently was something of a heavy drinker and non-religious. Around the same John Kerry supposedly flopped (1985 vs. 1986) he became a sober born-again Christian. What a flip flopper. He just can’t stick to his beliefs.

Categories: 2004 election cycle, Bush
  1. March 30, 2004 at 4:37 pm

    interesting point.

  2. April 1, 2004 at 1:03 pm

    Note that Kerry made that statement in October 1972, which was three months before the Supreme Court ruled on Roe v. Wade. Up to that time, the question of abortion WAS a state matter. The ruling on Jan. 23, 1973 opened it up to a federal matter when SCOTUS said that the right to abortion was constitutionally protected. So Kerry was right in 1972, and he was right thirteen years later.

  3. Robert Black
    September 4, 2004 at 7:35 pm

    Kerry is conflicted because he knows it is a baby and knows he is advocating murdering that baby but is pandering to those who would also murder defenseless little babies. The graphic and article on the following webpages says it all.




    Robert Black

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