Former President Jimmy Carter, in a new interview with the pro-abortion Huffington Post, said he thinks Jesus would be okay with some abortions. Specifically, carter thinks Jesus would accept killing babies in abortions in cases of women who are victims of rape or incest.
According to a Newsbusters report, Carter was first asked about his views on the issue of gay marriage and then, voluntarily, switched to discussing abortion. Here’s more from Newsbusters along with a video:
About half way through the interview on Huffington Post Live, Carter was asked his opinion of gay marriage, to which he gave the obligatory, “That’s no problem with me. You know, I think everybody should have the right to get married regardless of their sex.”
Carter then switched to the topic of abortion, noting his not-quite-pro-choice stance. He supported this by saying that Jesus would not approve of abortion, except in cases of rape and incest (because suddenly God wouldn’t care about the inherent value of a life in these instances, of course).
But then, interviewer Marc Lamont Hill herded Carter back over to gay marriage where the following ensued:
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In recent years, Carter has said Democrats should moderate their extreme pro-abortion position supporting abortion on demand paid for at taxpayer expense. Carter said toning down the stridently pro-abortion position would help win back Republicans who abandoned the Democrats because of abortion and other liberal social issue positions.