Boston, Mass., Jul 18, 2004 / 22:00 pm
Democratic Senator John Kerry's recent remark that ''life begins at conception" poses a contradiction with his political decisions, say ethicists and advocates on both sides of the abortion and stem-cell debates.
Kerry has clearly stated on several occasions that, while he personally opposes abortion, he would not impose his personal views as a senator or as president.
However, he took the issue one step further July 4, while in Dubuque, Iowa, when he said he personally believes life begins at conception.
''I oppose abortion, personally," Kerry said. ''I don't like abortion. I believe life begins at conception.