An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

April 5, 2007

Giuliani’s Problem

Filed under: Politics & Elections — olbroad @ 5:38

Giuliani Defends Abortion Stance in S.C.

Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani on Thursday defended his record favoring the use of public money for abortions, saying he wouldn’t try to undo a Supreme Court ruling allowing the procedures.

“Ultimately I believe it’s an individual right and a woman should make that choice,” the former New York mayor said during a Statehouse news conference where he picked up three endorsements.

See, the problem here is the “choice” was typically made BEFORE conception. We’re not talking about rape here, that’s a whole different matter.

“I tell people what I think. I tell them (to) evaluate me as I am and do not expect them to agree with me on everything. I don’t agree with me on everything,” Giuliani said. “If that’s the most important thing, then I’m comfortable with the fact you won’t vote for me.”

“I don’t agree with me on everything”? What the heck is that suppose to mean?

The comments came as South Carolina lawmakers push a measure that would require women seeking abortions to first view ultrasound images of their fetus. If the South Carolina measure is approved, the state would be the first to make such a requirement. Other states require the images be made available to women.

Personally, I think having women who believe it’s nothing but a mass of tissue, or more like a tumor, to see those little fingers and toes before tearing the tiny pre-born being to pieces is a good idea.

Conservatives and political experts in South Carolina said Giuliani’s moderate stance abortion will hamper his ability to win votes here.

“He’s toast,” said Clemson University political scientist Dave Woodard. “I think it’s going to be really hard for him to overcome this in South Carolina.”

I wouldn’t swear to it, but sometimes, I think folks in the south take their faith a lot more seriously that the left or right coasts. This also means they think all life is precious. And don’t give me that nonsense about Texas’ death penalty because those put to death are NOT tiny innocent beings.

Giuliani also said the state should be left to make its own decision about the Confederate flag, which flies outside the Statehouse.

I’ll agree with Rudy on that point.



  1. Giuliani’s Problem

    Trackback by University Update — April 5, 2007 @ 6:04

  2. Here’s an interesting piece saying Rudy’s actually further left on this than the DAILY KOS (!):

    On another note, did you see that House clip Sykes linked to?

    Comment by Calvin — April 5, 2007 @ 7:21

  3. I actually watched that House. 🙂 Thought it was a pretty strong argument for LIFE!

    Comment by olbroad — April 5, 2007 @ 7:47

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