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Herman Cain: What did he say about abortion?

Herman Cain came under attack for his pro-life position. What did Herman Cain say exactly?

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Republican presidential candidate businessman Herman Cain speaks at the Faith and Freedom Coalition forum, in Des Moines, Iowa, on Saturday.

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Herman Cain’s been getting slammed by his opponents for statements he made in a recent interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan suggesting that his position on abortion is, um, not particularly coherent.

You can watch the interview yourself, but we’ve transcribed the relevant bits below:

MORGAN: What’s your view of abortion?

CAIN: I believe that life begins at conception and abortion under no circumstances - and here’s why

MORGAN: No circumstances?

CAIN: No circumstances.

MORGAN: Because many of your fellow candidates - well, certainly, some of them - qualify that

CAIN: they qualify it, but

MORGAN: rape, and incest, and so on.

CAIN: rape and incest

MORGAN: Are you honestly saying - a tricky question, i know

CAIN: a tricky question

MORGAN: You’ve had children, grandchildren

CAIN: Yes

MORGAN: If one of your female children, grandchildren was raped, you would honestly want her to bring up that baby as her own?

CAIN: See, you’re mixing two things here Piers.

MORGAN: Why?

CAIN: You’re mixing two things here

MORGAN: But that’s what it comes down to

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