How important is the abortion issue? That issue is very important to me. Even though I am pro-life, I am inclined to vote for Kerry because I don't think Bush has done a very good job at all.
What does the pro-life label signify in your mind? b>It means that I don't believe in abortion whatsoever. Even from the time of conception. I believe that life should not be hindered in any way.
What do you think about politicians who make the abortion issue their No. 1 priority? I don't think it should be No. 1. I think it's just one issue, and I don't believe that you vote on just one issue. There are a lot of other issues to take into consideration -- like the war, the economy, better health care.
Retired Air Force
Does a candidate's pro-life or pro-choice position play a large role when you decide whom to vote for? Yes. If they are pro-life, I tend not to vote for them because I feel strongly that it's an individual's choice.
Do you identify as pro-life, pro-choice or something else? Pro-choice.
What does the pro-choice label signify in your mind? b>The person who is faced with that decision is in the best position to determine whether they think they will be a good parent or not.
What do you think about politicians who make the abortion issue their No. 1 priority? I think that there are more important issues -- like health care -- so I tend to think that they are misguided.
How important is the abortion issue? Real important. The last trimester abortions are what influence me; they jab this really sharp thing in the baby's head to kill it for no reason other than the mother doesn't want the kid.
Do you think of yourself as pro-life, pro-choice or something else? Pro-life.
What does that label signify in your mind? Even if you're pregnant because of a rape, you should still trust God that you can always give the baby up for adoption to somebody that wants the baby. It's just totally selfish to not want to spend nine months of your life to give up a child's life.
What do you think about politicians who make this issue their No. 1 priority? I think that politics isn't [Keyes'] No. 1 priority. Morality is his priority. He's trying to get a message across. Regardless of whether he's elected or not -- he probably knows that he won't be -- he's willing to sacrifice his popularity for something he believes in.