BSU radio played a clip of Rep. Sali "apologizing" on Tuesday regarding his speech about linking breast cancer to abortion. I put the quotation marks around the word because it was a non-apology apology. He said something like "If there is something to apologize for then I apologize." I can't recall the quote exactly, but that captures the gist of it.
Had he been completely honest, he would have said something like "Many folks are upset with me and think I should apologize. I don't think I did anything to apologize for, but to appease my critics I'll go through the motions of an apology, even though my heart's not in it."
After his non-apology he went on to reassert that he believes what he was saying about the link and he has information to share if anyone wants to see it.
And on a related point, I do not understand how talking about a link between abortion and breast cancer could drive a person to tears. Even though Ms. Jaquet is a breast cancer suvivor and sensitive to the issue, she has been around and must have heard plenty that she disagrees with. I think there must be more to the story than I been able to learn.