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Is Fred Thompson pro-life? [Yes]
19 April 2007 | Aussie Dasher

Posted on 04/18/2007 6:14:49 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher

With all the excitement surrounding the possible candidature of Fred Thompson for the GOP nomination, one question remains unclear: where does he stand on the rights of the unborn?

Is Fred Thompson pro-life? As President, would he stand up for the most defenceless of Americans?

Your comments are much appreciated.


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KEYWORDS: 2008; fred; fredthompson; gop; prolife; rfr; runfredrun; thompson
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To: Jim Robinson; Politicalmom; Petronski; onyx; jellybean; Sturm Ruger; Txsleuth; gpapa; papasmurf

JIM ROB, STILL PROPRIETOR .. YES !!

WOO HOO !!

51 posted on 04/18/2007 8:02:53 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: Politicalmom

Thank you so much !!!


52 posted on 04/18/2007 8:03:25 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: STARWISE

FRED BUMP!!!


53 posted on 04/18/2007 8:11:52 PM PDT by Txsleuth (Thompson/Hunter 2008)
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To: Mr. Brightside

I would say like a pile of excrement.


54 posted on 04/18/2007 9:03:52 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Defeat liberalism, its the right thing to do for America.)
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To: Capt.Mike

Capt.Mike wrote: “Thompson is pro life now.

He and Romney probably crammed together for that ‘how to become a conservative in 30 days’ course that has been going around.”

That was a cheap shot. The truth is, Fred’s been a conservative since his law school days at Vanderbilt:

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Bill Kirkland, a university friend who studied law with Thompson, recalled... “He was a very conservative Republican even then. He was a huge supporter of Barry Goldwater in the 1964 presidential election.”

- Sarah Baxter, Times Online, April 15, 2007

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article1654837.ece

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In 2000, Thompson got a 92 percent favorable rating from the American Conservative Union and a zero from the liberal Americans for Democratic Action.

- Mike Allen, The Politico, March 12, 2007

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0307/3074.html

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While he was never a leading social conservative voice in the Senate, Thompson’s voting record during his eight years in Washington should be acceptable to anyone to the ideological right. Thompson was rated highly by conservative groups during his time in office, and surely won loyalty from conservatives when he squired Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts around Capitol Hill during his 2005 confirmation process.

- Chris Cillizza, washingtonpost.com’s Politics Blog, March 19, 2007

http://blog.washingtonpost.com/thefix/2007/03/the_case_for_fred_thompson.html

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A political analyst and former Democrat insider says actor and former Tennessee senator Fred Thompson is a solid conservative who would be a formidable candidate for president in 2008, should he choose to run.

Political analyst Keith Thompson says his namesake reminds him of Ronald Reagan. “He has a solid conservative voting record on issues of life, on issues of international security and national defense, the terrorism issue, the war,” says the analyst, concluding with the observation: “I don’t know of an issue that he has fallen short of in the broadly defined sort of ‘Reaganesque’ conservative mantle.”

- Chad Groening, AgapePress, March 20, 2007

http://www.gopusa.com/news/2007/march/0320_fred_thompson.shtml

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Thompson may very well be the only true Conservative candidate if he chooses to run for the Presidency. The former Senator is pro-life, anti-gun control, pro-traditional marriage (between a man and woman), against activist judges, does not condone “special” rights for certain groups, such as gay rights, and is a firm believer in State’s rights.

- Liberally Conservative blog, March 11, 2007

http://www.liberallyconservative.com/?p=1744

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Fred Thompson is the very candidate for whom the Conservative Movement has been searching. No other candidate projects the charisma and charm, as well as the name recognition and conservative credentials to which Fred Thompson can lay claim. Like President Reagan in 1980, Fred Thompson is the true conservative leader that can take the Party forward in the 21st Century.

- Dave Hinz, The Hinz Report, March 6, 2007

http://www.hinzsightreport.com/dave/dave-030607-1.html

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No my friends, the man who you should start supporting now, as in today, is a man of character, a man of true Conservative values...

That man, my fellow Conservatives, is Tennessee’s Fred Thompson!

- Doug Hagin, The New Media Journal, March 23, 2007

http://therant.us/staff/hagin/03232007.htm

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55 posted on 04/18/2007 9:58:30 PM PDT by Josh Painter (Draft Fred Thompson: the grassroots "surge that will transform the Republican race." - The Hill)
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To: AZRepublican
I’ve seen this, no idea if it is accurate: “Government should stay out of it... The ultimate decision must be made by the women... Government should treat its citizens as adults capable of making moral decisions on their own.” ~ Fred Thompson, July 1994

Weekly Standard, 4/19/07:

And on abortion, his comments echoed those he gave to THE WEEKLY STANDARD last week, when I asked about press reports from his first Senate campaign in 1994 that identified him as pro-choice. Thompson said: "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." He added: "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."

56 posted on 04/19/2007 4:38:28 AM PDT by kevkrom (Al Gore is to Global Warming as L. Ron Hubbard is to Scientology)
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To: AZRepublican
Well if the quote is accurate, would the remark “The ultimate decision must be made by the women” indicate pro-choice?

Actually, not necessarily. No matter if something is illegal or immoral, in the end, individuals still have to choose to do the right thing.

57 posted on 04/19/2007 4:40:04 AM PDT by kevkrom (Al Gore is to Global Warming as L. Ron Hubbard is to Scientology)
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To: Petronski
He was pro-choice in his 1994 Senate Campaign... So says one source

Says me, actually. I was a voter in the campaign and remember it like it was yesterday. This is not a secret nor is it very hard to prove.

Go to your local Tennessee public library and read the newspaper on microfilm.
58 posted on 04/19/2007 10:20:14 AM PDT by msnimje (True Conservatives will not support a pro-abortion candidate.)
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To: Figment
"He was pro-choice in his 1994 Senate Campaign and then proceeded to vote pro-life in the Senate” Care to show some documentation for that claim. I live and vote in tennessee and say you’re wrong

You must have not been very involved in Republican politics at the time. I was a Tennessee voter too and I remember it quite clearly.

He got the distinction of being FOR parental notification of abortion.
59 posted on 04/19/2007 10:22:50 AM PDT by msnimje (True Conservatives will not support a pro-abortion candidate.)
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To: msnimje

“He got the distinction of being FOR parental notification of abortion”

That is pro abortion in what way exactly?


60 posted on 04/19/2007 7:10:55 PM PDT by Figment ("A communist is someone who reads Marx.An anti-communist is someone who understands Marx" R Reagan)
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To: msnimje

“You must have not been very involved in Republican politics at the time”

I worked with the chairman of the Madison County R party thank you (Gary Deaton). Yes I was involved. Being pro parental notification for minors is not pro choice. You must not be active in the reading comprehension wing of the party.


61 posted on 04/19/2007 7:16:18 PM PDT by Figment ("A communist is someone who reads Marx.An anti-communist is someone who understands Marx" R Reagan)
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