At a breakfast with reporters, Former President Jimmy Carter yesterday condemned all abortions according to an article by Ralph Z. Holland in The Washington Times. Carter also complained of the Democratic Party’s intolerance of candidates who oppose abortion. Carter is also quoted as saying “I never have felt that any abortion should be committed -- I think each abortion is the result of a series of errors."
The Democratic Part is undeterred. Senate Democrats met about that same time to decide whether to filibuster the nomination of Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr. because he opposes abortion.
This comes as a surprise to many, including myself, as Carter is know to embrace the liberal agenda. When he ran for president, he did say he thought personally that abortion was wrong, but did not favor either a constitutional amendment forbidding it or allowing the states the option to ban it.
Some would say, if it is wrong, why not ban it?