If you get a chance, here's a fun question to ask your fave politician whose position on abortion is the familiar refrain, "While I personally am opposed to abortion, I don't think the government should be involved in...etc."
I tried the question once in a sit-down with a few reporters and then U.S. Senator Carol Moseley-Braun, after she gave an impassioned speech in the partial-birth abortion debate. She's personally very opposed to abortion, she said, repeatedly, but just didn't see how the government should have a say in it...etc. So she vote against banning partial-birth abortion.
You say you are personally, conscientiously opposed to abortion.
Question: What's so wrong with it? Just wondering, because you said you personally were against it. What's wrong with abortion?
Then, literally: Thirty seconds of "Um...uh...ah...Well, I...uh...ah..." Thirty seconds. I could have left for a bite and come back. On and on. The other reporters were shifting in their seats. "Well...I...this...you know...
"Well...I....um..." then finally, "Um...well...you know, I'm Catholic."
The problem with abortion is you're Catholic?
Anyway, try it sometime! Ask earnestly. Maybe they'll have a great answer. Somehow.