Can there be some sort of “middle ground” on abortion? President Obama has talked about seeking common ground on reducing abortion in the country. Fervent pro-life Congressmen Chris Smith from New Jersey isn’t holding his breath. The Brody File interviewed him and asked him about how The White House could go about meeting pro-lifers in the middle on this issue. Watch his answer above. (It runs about 30 seconds) The transcript is below.
Brody: Legislatively, is there any way the President could come to Capitol Hill and try to find some consensus on this topic of reducing abortions?
Rep. Chris Smith: Join us in saying no taxpayer funding for abortion. Join us in saying we’re going to pass women’s right to know laws including the legislation dealing with pain that unborn children feel during the commission of an abortion.
Brody: But if he’s not going to go there?
Rep. Chris Smith: If he’s not going to go there then there is no common ground. What is he talking about? It is a trap. It is a false proposition that we’re supposed to say ‘give more money to Planned Parenthood and that will reduce the number of abortions’. That won’t happen. We will get more abortions because we will get more abortion clinics.
The Brody File is working on an in depth story on the "reducing abortions" debate. I interview the President of Planned Parenthood this Friday.