Skip to comments.EXCLUSIVE: Fred Thompson Pro-Life Video Address
Posted on 06/14/2007 6:38:22 PM PDT by Politicalmom
CBNNews.com - Its Christmas in June here at The Brody File. Look what we found under the tree. Its a present from supporters of Fred Thompson given exclusively to The Brody File. It is a pre-recorded Fred Thompson video addressing the National Right to Life conference tonight in Kansas City.
Because of his schedule, he couldnt be there in person so instead he recorded a two and a half minute video for the pro-life crowd. We have it. It starts out with Thompson and his wife Jeri, and then we get a rare look at his children for the first time.
You can watch the EXCLUSIVE video here:
and read the transcript below:
When I was in the Senate a lot of people would come to see me and it usually would have to do with business matters or financial matters or something pertaining to their financial welfare. When you came to see me, I always knew it was about something much more important than that, the most important thing of all in this World and that is life and I must say that those issues are even more profound to me as the years go by. Jeri and I have truly been blessed. Lets talk about some of those issues for a moment. In 1994, I made my first run for the U.S. Senate. I was proud to receive the National Right to Life endorsement. Ive been with you ever since. Youve been with me ever since. On abortion related votes Ive been 100 percent. Weve had a lot of different kind of issues come up in the Senate from federal funding to stem cell research, Roe versus Wade and the partial birth abortion debate or as former Senator Pat Moynihan of New York used to say its more like infanticide than partial birth abortion.You know one of the proudest moments Ive had as a private citizen was when the President asked me to help Judge John Roberts through the senate confirmation process to become a member of the Supreme Court. Well, now he is Chief Justice John Roberts, and Im keeping my fingers crossed, but I think hes going to go down as the best Chief Justice that this country has ever had.
On stem cell research, Im for adult stem cell research not stem cell research where embryos of unborn children are destroyed. It looks to me like there is a lot of promising developments as far as adult stem cell research is concerned anyway and we dont need to go down that other road.
Of course I am also concerned about these children after theyre born. Im concerned about the cultural environment that theyre going to grow up in. Im concerned about the fact that were bankrupting our entitlement program thats going to saddle them with unbelievably high taxes when theyre going to try to start their families and buy that first home. Im concerned most of all about their safety. We have an enemy in this World that would like nothing more than to kill thousands more innocent Americans; men, women, and children. I know you share those concerns, and I look forward to working together with you on them. Thank you so much for letting me be with you here for a few minutes today.
He sure does come across as authentic. It's downright folksy and non-threatening. It really is his first official "salvo" into the pro-life arena as a presidential candidate. Oh, that's right. I forgot. he's not a candidate...yet.
Now before I hear from the Romney and McCain supporters about this, The Brody File is all about fairness. Mitt Romney addresses the group Friday. We plan to search out video of his remarks. If we cant get video, well post his comments. As for John McCain, he is not speaking at the event. I called the McCain campaign about this.
Spokesman Danny Diaz tells The Brody File:
Unfortunately, Senator McCains schedule will not allow him to attend but certainly this is an issue that is important to him and one that he communicates with voters as he travels the country.
The Brody File has been told that Sam Brownback and Ron Paul will speak too. Mike Huckabee was invited to the event but he had a scheduling conflict because he's out raising money in Texas. As for Rudy Giuliani, umm well umm enough said. Hes probably watching past campaign ads of himself. Like this one. Nice hair. Click here.
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Happy to do it. :)
Just gets better every day...
But...but...Thompson is pro-choice!! Remember that vaguely-worded statement & that infamous survey back in 1994? < /Rudy McRomneyites >
Thanks. I don’t know why they didn’t show up in hyperlinks in the article.
Thompson comes across as a completely admirable man. Still my heart belongs to Huckabee.
Not to say he will win even one primary. For as Plato well understood, the probability of a philospher-king rising in a socially-effective manner in any human public scene is precisely zilch to none.
Notwithstanding, my heart goes out to Huckabee. May his voice be heard as long as poossible in this protracted election season.
Regarding Huckabee, I would love to get plenty of edification from folks familiar with his governorship. We’ve heard from plenty of MA voters regarding Romney. ‘where’s the beef’ from the AR voters?
He did NOT run as a pro-choice candidate.
Fred wonders how it all got started:
In the days since Thompson allowed that he was thinking about running for president, his views on abortion have come under scrutiny. Thompson finds the news reports from his first run for Senate perplexing.
“I have read these accounts and tried to think back 13 years ago as to what may have given rise to them. Although I don’t remember it, I must have said something to someone as I was getting my campaign started that led to a story. Apparently, another story was based upon that story, and then another was based upon that, concluding I was pro-choice.”
But, he adds: “I was interviewed and rated pro-life by the National Right to Life folks in 1994, and I had a 100 percent voting record on abortion issues while in the Senate.”
Darla St. Martin, associate executive director of National Right to Life, supports Thompson on those claims. She traveled to Tennessee in 1994 to meet with him. “I interviewed him and on all of the questions I asked him, he opposed abortion,” she told the American Spectator’s Philip Klein.
- Stephen F. Hayes, The Weekly Standard, From the April 23, 2007 issue
National Right to Life Committee on Fred Thompson:
“This morning, I cited reports being promoted by the pro-Romney blog Evangelicals for Mitt suggesting that Fred Thompson ran his two campaigns for Senate in Tennessee as a pro-choicer. Not so, National Right to Life executive co-director Darla St. Martin just told me.
St. Martin said that she went down to Tennessee in 1994 to speak with Thompson personally when he first ran for Senate, and that she determined he was against abortion.
‘I interviewed him and on all of the questions I asked him, he opposed abortion,’ St. Martin said. She told me that the group went on to support him in that election, and his record reinforced for her that their determination was correct.
‘He has a consistent voting record that is pro-life,’ she said.
On the NRLC website, they archive their congressional ratings back to 1997, so they include six of his eight years in the Senate. Thompson took the pro-life position on every vote he cast on the abortion issue...”
NRLC says Fred is [still] pro-life:
“With 54% of the vote, pro-life former Tennessee Governor Lamar Alexander (R) won the seat of retiring PRO-LIFE Senator Fred Thompson.”
Newt will never get MY vote.
I was most encouraged by Senator Thompson’s wording ... he address embryos as unborn children, which they are. Embryo is an age we all went through as alive unborn human beings working toward eventual living in the air world. We live the first ages/stages of our inidivudal life in the water world. Fred refers to embryonic beings as children. Right on! Right on, eventual Mister President!
I’m saying it. Yes, the guy you quoted is full of bat guano. What of it?
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