Liberal icons with conservative ideals: Jimmy Carter on abortion Reply


JIMMY CARTER: “I have never believed that Jesus would be in favor of abortion unless it was the result of rape or incest, or the mother’s life was in danger. That’s been the only conflict I’ve had in my career between political duties and Christian faith.”

Redefining “mainstream” politics 2

The year is 1980. Jimmy Carter is fighting for his political life in a brutal re-election campaign against Ronald Reagan. Polls show Carter with a slight lead, but the times are volatile. President Carter knows he must do something bold to nail down the election and pre-empt the politically beguiling former actor. At a dusty campaign stop in a key swing state, the former Georgia governor strides boldly to the microphone and addresses the gathered Democratic supporters … More…