Skip to comments.Full Rudy Context [Rudy's Latest Abortion Stand]
Posted on 04/16/2007 3:19:27 PM PDT by madprof98
AUDIENCE MEMBER: I have a question about the former platform in the Republican Party allowed abortion in the case of rape, incest, and life of the mother. I believe in that and I believe that because of the abortion issue in the Republican Party it is dividing this party so badly that we may not be able to elect a Republican president and I hope-Id like to hear what your thoughts are on that.
MAYOR GIULIANI: What my thoughts are on the big question? I can tell you my thoughts on both.
AUDIENCE MEMBER: The big question.
GIULIANI: On the big question my thoughts are we shouldnt allow it to do that. Electing a Republican in 2008 is so important to the war on terror, the ability to keep up an economy thats an economy or growth, or from the point of view of what we believe as Republicans to really set us in the wrong direction. Democrats are entitled to think something different but I think that there will be a major difference in the direction of this country whether we have a Republican or Democrat in 2008 and 2009. On abortion I think we should respect each other. I think thats what we should do and we should respect the fact that this is a very difficult moral question and a very difficult question and that very good people of equally good conscience could come to different opinions on it. My view of it is I hate abortion. I think abortion is wrong. To someone who I cared about or cared to talk to me about it and wanted my advice, the advice I would give them is not to do it and to have adoption as an option to it. When I was the Mayor adoptions went way up, abortions went down but ultimately I respect that thats somebody elses decision and that people of conscience can make that decision either way and you cant put them in jail for it. (applause) And then I think our party, our party has to get beyond issues like that where we can have people who are very good people who have different views about this, they can all be Republican because our party is going to grow and were going to win in 2008 if were a party that is characterized for what we are for and not if were a party thats known for what we are against.
(Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Campaign Event, Des Moines IA, 4/14/07)
One comment from a Rudy critic is especially good:
Doesn't Giuliani's comment that "our party" needs to "get beyond issues like" abortion sound a LOT like Howard Dean's 2004 call for Southerners to stop focusing on "God, guns and gays?" Sounds like Giuliani and Dean are talking from the same script here. Different words, same message: "Please set aside your silly antiquated morality and religious beliefs and focus on the REAL issues."Maybe Rudy is the "Howard Dean That Could." The Rudybots seem to believe it.
The party is either pro life and liberty or it’s not. If the answer is not, it’s going to be a whole lot smaller. And weaker. And permanently out of power.
I know that you are right. I do not understand how any self-described conservative could disagree.
YIKES. If he keeps this up, he can kiss the nomination away... Are consevatives against something, or are they for something? I, for one, am for life. I am also for the Constitution. Goodness knows what Rudy is for besides himself.
If Rudy is the Republican nominee, Hillary (or whoever the Dems pick) will be President.
Rudy is already dividing the Republican base, and he would divide us even more once he moves left of his current position during the general election cycle.
Will you support Giuliani for president if he wins the GOP nomination?
Me? Support a gun grabbing abortionist?
This is not the leader that our nation needs. We need a leader that will make THE OTHER SIDE compromise.
As he is on abortion, so shall he be on the 2nd amendment and illegal aliens.
NO thanks RUDI. You need an political abortion.
Well then, we are the party for the protection of innocent life. Now what party is known for being against that?
Well, it’s pretty apparent that Rudy wants to take the GOP to the left with him.
“Des Moines Register”
Was gonna post that myself. copyright problems
That's a good one! - I like that.
I could not under any circumstances vote for Rino Rudy.
ping to #7. Mr Robinson weighs in. (thank you)
I only come to FR when I have been doing so much genealogy research that my poor brain needs a break. I do not understand how anyone who calls himself/herself a conservative can support this liberal. When I first started learning more and more about him, I knew I just had to stop supporting him. Yet, the more some people learn about him the more vocal they become in that support. Just my $.02. During these past few weeks, I have accomplished quite a lot. I now have nearly 17,000 names in my FTM and have discovered some fascinating facts about my ancestors!
I, for one, will not support him.
Wrong! No one of sound moral conscience can come to the conclusion that dismembering unborn children and sucking their remains into a sink is a viable, permissable, or protected option. Murder is evil. Those who condone are equally evil.
My view of it is I hate abortion. I think abortion is wrong. To someone who I cared about or cared to talk to me about it and wanted my advice, the advice I would give them is not to do it and to have adoption as an option to it.
This is precisely what every other liberal pro-abortion politician says about abortion.
When I was the Mayor adoptions went way up, abortions went down but ultimately I respect that thats somebody elses decision and that people of conscience can make that decision either way and you cant put them in jail for it. (applause)
Giuliani has yet to provide a description of the specific program or policy during his administration that he believes is responsible for this oft-stated spin. Nationwide, during the time that Giuliani was mayor of NYC, abortion statistics changed. Giuliani is clearly taking credit for something he DID NOT DO. Further, he is condemning millions of Republicans - to include icons like Ronald Reagan - when he denounces their pro-life stance as simply trying to put women in jail for excercising a simple "decision". He is grossly mischaracterizing the pro-life position in a manner that is identical to the most strident pro-abortion Democrats. His statement here disgusts me beyond what I can express in mere words. He has further entrenched himself as a radical liberal or the worst sort with this kind of statement. And the people who applauded what he said should be ashamed of themselves - brainless sheep suckered by Giuliani's well-rehearsed sophistry.
This man is no conservative and he is the epitomy of all that a conservative reviles. If that isn't enough for you, what is?
Someone tell Rudy I’d rather proudly stand against evil than appease it.
The party is pro-life and pro-liberty and has been since its formation under Abraham Lincoln. The platform clearly defines its pro-life position and even calls for passage of the Human Life Amendment which would declare every unborn child to be a human life to be protected by the Constitution just as every other human life. The obvious effect of this would be to ban abortion nationwide. That is the position of the Republican Party.
Giuliani is a pro-abortion liberal - a radical one. His views on abortion are identical to every other liberal politician's views. Giuliani's anti-Republican views are an abomination. He needs to be aborted from his candidacy and the Republican Party. Are party either stands for its principles or it is no longer a party but a fundraising, get-out-the-vote apparatus.
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