On Sunday, the Dubuque, Iowa Telegraph Herald printed an interview with Senator John Kerry.  When asked about abortion, Kerry responded, “I oppose abortion, personally. I don’t like abortion. I believe life does begin at conception. But I can’t take my Catholic belief, my article of faith, and legislate it on a Protestant or a Jew or an atheist… who doesn’t share it.”

Commenting on Senator Kerry’s remark is Catholic League president William Donohue:

“It is morally outrageous and ethically indefensible for Senator Kerry to publicly acknowledge that life begins at conception, and then state that he is prepared to do absolutely nothing to safeguard innocent human life at every stage of development.  He cannot have it both ways; if life begins at conception, then the newly formed human being is entitled to the full panoply of rights afforded all Americans.  The time has come for Senator Kerry to follow the logic of his biological observation and rethink his position on abortion.  In any event, this is one issue he cannot flip-flop on without crashing.”

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