From the Washington Post transcript of the second debate:
Sarah Degenhart: "Senator Kerry, suppose you are speaking with a voter who believed abortion is murder and the voter asked for reassurance that his or her tax dollars would not go to support abortion, what would you say to that person?"
Kerry: "I would say to that person exactly what I will say to you right now. First of all, I cannot tell you how deeply I respect the belief about life and when it begins. I'm a Catholic, raised a Catholic. I was an altar boy. Religion has been a huge part of my life. It helped lead me through a war, leads me today . . . That's why I think it's important for the United States, for instance, not to have this rigid ideological restriction on helping families around the world to be able to make a smart decision about family planning. You'll help prevent AIDS. You'll help prevent unwanted children, unwanted pregnancies. You'll actually do a better job, I think, of passing on the moral responsibility that is expressed in your question. And I truly respect it."
Charles Gibson: "Mr. President, minute and a half."
Bush: "I'm trying to decipher that. My answer is, we're not going to spend taxpayers' money on abortion."
What an idiotic and condescending answer to a simple question. Prevent AIDS? With abortion? How is this guy getting any poll numbers at all?
Lifted shamelessly from Politburo Diktat