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So, yeah. I sure don't understand Kerry's position on abortion at all. He says that he believes in his heart that life begins at conception, and yet he can't "legislate it on a Protestant, on a Jew, or an atheist who doesn't share it." Isn't that the point of laws? To legislate what we believe is right? As a society, we believe that murder is wrong, and we have laws against it. Laws are there to legislate morality--the public moral values--and it is our responsibility to vote our conscience on this subject.
An entirely different situation would be if you were elected to a position and were required to uphold the laws the public and courts had already determined. Then I think it would be your moral duty to follow the law, even if you worked to change it in the meantime. But that is not what we're talking about here. This just shows that, in this issue at least, John Kerry is either confused or a hypocrite.