On Thursday, former President Jimmy Carter told radio host Laura Ingraham that he hopes his fellow Democrats will follow his lead and limit abortions "only to women whose life are in danger or who are pregnant as a result of rape or incest" (audio below).
Carter said: "I never have believed that Jesus Christ would approve of abortions and that was one of the problems I had when I was president having to uphold Roe v. Wade. And I did everything I could to minimize the need for abortions."
"I made it easy to adopt children, for instance, who were unwanted and also initiated the program called Women and Infant Children, or WIC, program that’s still in existence now. But except for the times when a mother’s life is in danger or when a pregnancy is caused by rape or incest, I would certainly not or never have approved of any abortions."