Skip to comments.Is Fred Thompson pro-life? [Yes]
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?
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I would say like a pile of excrement.
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:
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
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
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
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
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 States rights.
- Liberally Conservative blog, March 11, 2007
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
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 Tennessees Fred Thompson!
- Doug Hagin, The New Media Journal, March 23, 2007
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."
Actually, not necessarily. No matter if something is illegal or immoral, in the end, individuals still have to choose to do the right thing.
“He got the distinction of being FOR parental notification of abortion”
That is pro abortion in what way exactly?
“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.