Cedar Rapids, Iowa- U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich opened a long-shot bid for the White House yesterday by altering one of his long-standing positions, promising Iowa Democrats he would be “pro-choice” on the question of abortion.
Kucinich, starting his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination in a state that will host the first major contest of the 2004 presidential race, said in answer to a question that “as president, I would protect that right [to abortion], and I would also make sure that appointees to the Supreme Court protected that right.”
In Congress, Kucinich, who represents Cleveland’s West Side and western suburbs, has generally voted against abortion rights and has consistently opposed federal funding of abortion for poor women, a record he acknowledged at a later stop in Iowa City.
What a surprise, another Democrat with presidential aspirations changes his stance on abortion. That is really going against the current and doing something that has never been done before. He is really separating himself from the pack of pro-aborts running for president.
What caused this epiphany that abortion isn’t murder? As always we get no explanation for this so-called change of heart. Just the usual hiding behind the word choice. This is just like Al Gore who said he was pro-life until he had aspirations for the Senate. I just find it hard to believe that anyone who was truly pro-life could change their mind so conveniently.