Marco Rubio Now Says He’s Against Abortion Without Exceptions for Rape or Life of the Mother
It’s a mark of how extreme the conservative movement has become that Republican candidates for President are now saying they’re against abortion in all cases without exception, even for rape or when the mother’s life is in danger. The latest one to come out and say this is Marco Rubio — even though he previously said he did support exceptions.
In his usual weasely fashion, though, he’s still trying to have it both ways.
Rubio said he recognized that women have the right to make decisions about their own bodies, but that clashes with “the right of a human being to live.”
“I don’t say it’s easy,” Rubio said. “But when asked to make a decision between two very hard circumstances, I personally reached the decision, if I’m going to err, I’m going to err on the side of life.”
For Rubio, taking a bold stance against exceptions could hurt his standing with women. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee have also said they do not support abortion in any cases.