Skip to comments.Giuliani Plans to Publicly Embrace Abortion Rights [Rudy declares war on conservatism]
Posted on 05/09/2007 7:17:06 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
After months of giving ambiguous signals on abortion, Rudolph W. Giuliani is planning to offer a forthright affirmation of his support for abortion rights in public forums, television appearances and interviews in the coming days, despite potential consequences among some conservative voters already wary of his views, aides said yesterday.
At the same time, Mr. Giulianis campaign seeking to accomplish the unusual task of persuading the Republican Party to nominate an abortion rights supporter as its presidential candidate is eyeing a path to the nomination that would try to de-emphasize the early states in which abortion opponents wield a great deal of influence. Instead they would focus on the so-called mega-primary of Feb. 5, in which voters in states like California, New York and New Jersey are likely to be more receptive to Mr. Giulianis social views than voters in states like Iowa and South Carolina. They said that approach became more appealing after Florida, another state they said would be receptive to Mr. Giuliani, voted last week to move its primary forward to the end of January.
The shift in emphasis by Mr. Giuliani comes as his campaign has struggled to deal with the fallout from the first Republican presidential candidate debate in which he gave a halting and apparently contradictory responses to questions about his support for abortion rights. Mr. Giulianis aides were concerned both because it opened him up to a new round of criticism from abortion critics who have never been happy with the prospect of a Republican presidential candidate who supports abortion rights while threatening to undercut his image as a tough-talking iconoclast who does not equivocate on tough issues.
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
YEAHHH RIGHT RUDY come on admit you support abortion rights in all trimester COME ON Honey admit it
It’s like a gay guy coming out of the closet after a photo of him in an San Francisco bathhouse has made the front page of the paper.
He should have just been honest in the first place.
YOU are funny ROFL Rodney LOL!
Well, Rudy just laid down the gauntlet. He thinks he can win the nomination without pro-lifers. Even though only thirty percent of his current support is strongly committed to voting for him.
And so it begins...
I pray Giuliani is not our nominee. The duplicity of the man is astounding.
“I hate abortion. I would never recommend anyone have an abortion. But I would pay for my daughter’s abortion and publicly embrace the act today.”
Don’t you think?
Good, that’s fine.
He may as well stop equivocating over the issue now.
I like Giuliani - although I’m not committed to him or any candidate at this point.
My favorable feelings towards Giuliani are not based on the abortion issue anyways.
LOL! Rudy can’t run as being personally against abortion, as his history shows him to be a bloody champion of same. So now, in desperation, he admits to what he is. Pathetic.
You said — “I pray Giuliani is not our nominee. The duplicity of the man is astounding.”
If he is, the Republicans lose for sure...
Fantastic! That should insure a huge Christian turnout at the polls! :o)
Pro-aborts believe in a dog-eat-dog society and think the weakest are expendable.
They're not the kind of people I'd like to have in charge of determining the future of our country.
They're not the kind of people I'd like to be with on a sinking ship, either.
Oh, he is being honest: he is an AVID supporter of abortion and has been giving pro lifers the finger for years. It will be interesting to see if he shows up at the gay pride parade in June in NYC - watch - he will say he has “a scheduling conflict”. But on abortion, he WILL NOT BUDGE!!!!
Rises from the ashes of 9/11, then sinks into a swamp of the unborn’s blood...
Maybe he’s planning on running as a democrat.
Why doesn’t he just run on the Democratic ticket?
Barring a miracle, yes.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.