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"I believe that abortion should be clearly stated and illegal across this country," the former Godfather Pizza CEO said.
Cain's abortion positioning follows recent criticism from his rivals over some controversial comments he made over abortion.
His stance follows an appearance last week on CNN where Cain said that while he is personally 100 percent pro-life, the government shouldn't weigh in on the issue of abortion in cases of rape and incest.
"What I'm saying is it ultimately gets down to a choice that that family or that mother has to make -- not me as president, not some politician, not a bureaucrat. It gets down to that family," he told CNN.
GOP Rivals Pounce
Cain's abortion comments have drawn criticism from his GOP rivals.
"I was an offensive coordinator on the life issue," former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum said.
Santorum cited several bills he sponsored and voted for during the Clinton administration.
"I was trying to move the ball down the field," he said.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry suggested Cain was trying "have his cake and eat it, too."
"It is a liberal canard to say, 'I am personally pro-life, but government should stay out of that decision,'" Perry said. "If that is your view, you are not pro-life."
Rep. Michele Bachmann told CBN News she wasn't sold on Cain's pro-life argument either.
"You can't say that on an interview and then switch on a dime and then switch two days later because it's not working politically," she said.
Source: CBN News | David Brody
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