Skip to comments.Giuliani stands by support of publicly-funded abortions
Posted on 04/04/2007 7:07:11 PM PDT by Ol' Sparky
TALLAHASSEE, Florida (CNN) -- Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani told CNN Wednesday he supports public funding for some abortions, a position he advocated as mayor and one that will likely put the GOP presidential candidate at odds with social conservatives in his party.
"Ultimately, it's a constitutional right, and therefore if it's a constitutional right, ultimately, even if you do it on a state by state basis, you have to make sure people are protected," Giuliani said in an interview with CNN's Dana Bash in Florida's capital city.
Giuliani also vowed to appoint conservative judges to the bench, though denied such a promise was a "wink and a nod" to conservatives in support of overturning Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision on abortion.
"A strict constructionist judge can come to either conclusion about Roe against Wade," he said. "They can look at it and say, 'Wrongly decided thirty years ago, whatever it is, we'll over turn it.' [Or] they can look at it and say, 'It has been the law for this period of time, therefore we are going to respect the precedent.' Conservatives can come to that conclusion as well. I would leave it up to them. I would not have a litmus test on that."
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I will never vote for Rudy unless he is the nominee
But at least it helps voters make an informed choice.
I think I see a little smoke coming out of the starboard engine....somebody better start passing out the parachutes.
“In his entire political career he as only acted on the pro-life side.”
Nimje, you can’t be this dense, and I hesitate to suggest that you’re intentionally lying. The only conclusion left is that you resort to Clintonesque, Romneyesque word-parsing to post such a demonstrably false statement.
Moving one’s lips and tongue and exhaling air to produce speech is an action.
And Mitt Romney insistently used his physical and mental capacity for the act of speech to insistently, even indignantly promote Roe v Wade and abortion on demand.
VIDEO: Romney gubernatorial debate, November 2, 2002
VIDEO: Romney senatorial debate, October 1994
No honest person can watch these videos of Mitt IN ACTION and then post the false statement you did.
“what are you going to tell poor women who get medical care through public assistance?”
That pregnancy is preventable in the first place? That they should, perhaps, consider self-control and personal responsibility?
That means you vote based entirely on FEAR and are willing to vote for any or anything if they at least say they’ll protect you.
That’s not historically an American trait.
What was that he said about ruling out tax increases was pandering?
“He is for a strong military.”
Is he? BASED ON WHAT?
“He has strong leadership qualities.”
What leadership qualities? Taking credit for others work?
“I believe Reagan would support Rudy, just as he did Barry Goldwater, even though they were not eye to eye on every issue.”
You must be too young to remember Reagan.
No, I’m not giving you a platform to attack others people’s candidates until you develop enough manhood to put your choice for a candidate up for scrutiny like everyone else has.
You’re not playing your “problem profiteer” game with me on this issue.
Yours is a typical Liberal’s game...point out the problem, but never offer a solution.
Who do you support for the Presidency in this coming election?
Be a man and answer the question.
I respect your stand.
Hey, if you and your leftwing guy want to parade around on the field of battle wearing a target on your chest, that’s your problem.
Again, Mitt Romney's socialized medicine scheme, which he signed into law, contained tax-payer funded abortions.
Be a man.
Stand and be counted...who do you support?
Quit being a jerk, Luis. Cripes, this time in 1999, candidates were nowhere close to officially entering the race. It is not absurd for someone to have not decided. What is absurd is demanding that they should have decided.
I may have a target on my chest, but at least I wear pants.
Be a man and stand for something, instead of just against everything.
Who do you support?
This is a forum made up of political junkies, I don't believe that you believe your own response.
The leading edge of support in FR is going to a guy who has NOT entered the race, and EV is trying to convince me that he doesn't support anyone?
You know WHY he says that?
Because it's easier to attack the choices of others, than to defend his own.
Hardly. Given the large number of candidates across the GOP spectrum, from Rudy on the far left of the GOP to the candidates to the far right, someone can honestly say they haven't made up their mind.
You're just trying to come up with a line of attack against EV. And it's just that. An attack.
So, explain to me why you are fighting EV’s battles for him?
I'm just calling your spam on this thread for what it is - an unwarranted attack.