Cindy McCain differs with Sarah Palin on abortion

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New York, Sept.4 : John McCain's millionaire wife Cindy says she doesn't completely agree with Sarah Palin's views on abortion.

Inn an interview with CBS Evening News, Cindy said that if women were victims of rape or incest and were impregnated as a result, she would think it was their right to go in for an abortion.

According to the New York Daily News, McCain emphasized that she's solidly pro-life, and added that it's okay to disagree with Palin on the hot-button political issue.

"What I agree with is the fact that she is a social conservative, she is a reform-minded woman, she is someone that will shake Washington up, which is exactly what we want to do," McCain said.

"We don't have to agree on every issue."

Palin, on the other hand, has long opposed abortion. According to the Anchorage Daily News, Palin told the Alaska Right to Life Board in 2002 that she was as "pro-life as any candidate can be" and has "adamantly supported our cause since I first understood, as a child, the atrocity of abortion."

In 2006, during the race for governor of Alaska, she reiterated that belief in a questionnaire sent to all gubernatorial candidates.

"I am pro-life. With the exception of a doctor's determination that the mother's life would end if the pregnancy continued. I believe that no matter what mistakes we make as a society, we cannot condone ending an innocent's life," she said.

In that same questionnaire, she was asked if she supported funding for abstinence-until-marriage education instead of "explicit sex-education programs."

"The explicit sex-ed programs will not find my support," she said.

She is also on record as saying that she is opposed to use of public funds for "elective abortions" and supports pro-life and family value causes.

Cindy McCain also confirmed that 2000 Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Joseph Lieberman was a finalist for the GOP veep slot this year.

"My husband and Joe are very good friends, and wouldn't it be nice to work with your best friend?" McCain said.

"Reform being the, as you know, my husband's most important husband felt that Governor Palin was a better fit."

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