Bush: conservative hatchetman
Where Bush's stand on abortion can basically be summed up by him saying that he believes the FDA's approval of RU-486 was wrong.
Even though Bush does not describe himself as pro-life for fear of losing votes, he really is. Once again his religious beliefs seep into his political beliefs, being that every child born and unborn should be protected by law. According to Bush, if you refer to yourself as being pro-choice, because of that you do not value life.
Although Bush said that he would not make a pro-life amendment himself, he said that if one did arise he would support it. Even though Bush himself is against abortion, as president he has said that he would leave it up to the state whether to bane abortion or not, so there is hope for a non-conservative end to the abortion issue.
On the downside as president Bush would want to implement a nation wide parental consent law for minor girls in hopes of getting an abortion. What Bush is not taking into consideration is that these underage girls might be a victim of rape from a family member, and not want the rest of the family to know. Or might not think that her family would believe her.
Bush's solution to cutting down the number of abortions that occur in the United States is by pushing the option of giving the child up for adoption after birth, and to encourage people to remain abstinent until they are in a biblical relationship. Not every child who is giving up for adoption gets adopted, and some get bounced from dysfunctional, or abuse foster home until they are 18 years old. Also, not all pregnancies occur because of consensual sex, there is this epidemic called rape, that Bush may not be so familiar with.
Bush does try to make up for his belief that women do not have the right to choose what they do with their body by having HMO's cover gynecology in his health plan. (For more information click here.
Next: Bush's views on the environment.
For more information on Bush's abortion views, click here.