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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Like Reagan said. If someone only agrees with you 80%, they are definately not against you.
Are you EV’s other screen name? I don’t anybody who would praise such a demented idjit so openly but himself.
No doubt. However people tend to go with someone they agree with 90% of the time rather than the one they agree with 80% of the time.
What, Duncan Hunter's going leap out from behind his asterisk and give Romney a wedgie?
Romney campaigned from the left, but governed from the right despite an opposition party with an overwhelming majority.
I had a client in my office today who described himself as a liberal Democrat from Massachusetts who ended up working for Paul Cellucci’s adminstration. He said he had a high opinion of Romney in his first year in office, but soon became disenchanted with him when he started governing as a social conservative.
If Romney was disappointing social liberals in Massachusetts while he served as governor, then that ought to tell you something about the man’s political ideology. He’s a fiscal conservative, and social conservative...no matter how he portrayed himself in 2002 during a campaign.
He’s smart, articulate, good-looking, and has high morals and ethics. He is also incredibly accomplished in life, and would make an excellent President.
So, those fifty million dead American babies mean nothing to you I take it. Four thousand more of them died today, their killers empowered by politicians like Romney and Giuliani.
I am pro-life. but here we are in the middle of a struggle in Iraq. The War on terror is just beginning. The Dems are proposing tax increases.
I want a strong leader. I see Rudy as “THE GUY”
Baloney. On Romney's watch, MA got gay marriage, the homosexualization of the public schools, socialized medicine, an "assault weapons" ban, and more Dems and Independents appointed to the bench than Republicans...including radical gay activists.
You’re deceived. Liberals may talk tough on national defense, but they always end up as appeasers in the end. Never fails.
Really? Well how many of those “liberal views” translated into liberal governance?
He has LIVED the life of a conservative for crying out loud! There is nothing in his life that is “liberal” in any way, shape, or form.
The move is bad or good depending on which way you spin it. It’s bad for his prospect in Southern states in the primaries, but good for blue states in primaries, and good for an eventual electoral race vs. a Democrat in ‘08.
Mitt didn’t every SAY taxpayers should pay for killers to kill babies, he merely had no problem with it.
Barry Goldwater would be too liberal for the current republican party. Isnt that a sad thing ?
Not really, we’ve had 40 years to evaluate liberal policies since then. Some of the seeds planted in the sixties are just now bearing fruit. Now we know better.
Your support for Romney is warping your soul.
More hysterical outbursts like yours will certainly will certainly lead the country to the fetal promised land....not.
WRONG answer Rudy
so long as Roe is the law of the land - what can you do? what are you going to tell poor women who get medical care through public assistance?
Sorry to have raised the hackles on the back of your neck or whatever (have a nice day.)
Rudy is not a liberal. He is for keeping tax cuts. He is for a strong military. He has strong leadership qualities.
I believe Reagan would support Rudy, just as he did Barry Goldwater, even though they were not eye to eye on every issue.