by Steven Ertelt
August 20, 2007
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Novelist Anne Rice, the author of The Vampire Chronicles and Christian books, has come out saying she holds a pro-life view on abortion. However, she immediately ruined her newfound pro-life status by endorsing pro-abortion Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
In comments posted on her web site, Rice declares her pro-life position and says she "believe[s] in the sanctity of the life of the unborn."
However, she doesn’t think that the solution to abortion will be a political one or that abortion should be made illegal in the same manner as murder, child abuse, or rape.
"Deeply respecting those who disagree with me, I feel that if we are to find a solution to the horror of abortion, it will be through the Democratic Party," Rice says.
"I feel we can stop the horror of abortion. But I do not feel it can be done by rolling back Roe vs. Wade, or packing the Supreme Court with judges committed to doing this," Rice explained.
"As a student of history, I do not think that Americans will give up the legal right to abortion. Should Roe vs Wade be rolled back, Americans will pass other laws to support abortion, or they will find ways to have abortions using new legal and medical terms," she adds.
Rice sounds the trumpet normally blown by abortion advocates in claiming that the pro-life movement hasn’t put forward a sound argument "as to how Americans could be forced to give birth to children" they don’t want.
The author then admits she has no solution to abortion but merely hopes "that abortion will become a morally abhorrent option" to those facing tough decisions about an unplanned pregnancy.
Rice indicates she backs Clinton because of her views on other issues, but also because "I believe the Democratic Party is the party that is most likely to help Americans make a transition away from the abortion crisis that we face today."
Nowhere in the endorsement does Rice address Clinton’s voting record favoring taxpayer funding of abortions, backing partial-birth abortions or voting to prevent parents from knowing when their daughters are having an abortion.
Rice may claim the pro-life mantle but her pro-abortion endorsement drew strong opposition from Matt Abbot, a national Catholic columnist.
"Rice may be a professed Christian, but her line of thinking here is terribly misguided," Abbot writes.
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