Skip to comments.Rudy Giuliani's Mayoral Backing of Adoption Over Abortion Never Existed
Posted on 10/01/2007 3:43:09 PM PDT by wagglebee
New York, NY (LifeNews.com) -- Over the last several months, pro-abortion Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani has made adoption a hallmark of his campaign. Adoption is his plan to combat abortions as president and that he reduced abortions as mayor, but a college professor says his archives show Giuliani never pushed it.
If Giuliani had an aggressive plan to reduce abortions in New York City -- long considered the abortion capital of America because it has more abortions than most states -- Fordham University political science professor Bruce Berg has never seen it.
That's surprising considering Berg has DVD copies of every mayoral news conference in the city dating back to 1996.
"They don't exist," berg told the St. Petersburg Times of potential news conferences showing former Mayor Giuliani touting adoption over abortion.
In August, Giuliani made adoption one of his "12 Commitments to the American People" and claimed to have promoted it enough that it lowered abortions in the Big Apple.
"I would like to do that for America," he said. "I would like to see adoptions increase dramatically and I would like to see women considering abortion have that option available to them."
But Berg says the mayoral conference transcripts show repeated statements by Giuliani in 1997 and 1998 supporting abortion, saying abortions should be legal and criticizing the Republican Party for officially opposing abortion.
There's nothing on adoption in those news conferences or others.
"He had the aura of a pro-choice mayor in New York and he milked that for all it was worth," Berg told the Times. "He certainly made that part of his persona as mayor."
Mary Alice Carr, vice president for communications at NARAL's New York affiliate told the newspaper she can't ever recall Giuliani promoting adoptions either. Instead, she says he gave her group candidate surveys showing a 100% pro-abortion view.
Statistics show he didn't necessary do much to promote them as mayor.
The mayor has previously claimed that adoptions went up 67 percent during his mayoral tenure, but the nonpartisan political watchdog Web site FactCheck said that number is inflated and put the rise at only 17 percent during his terms in office.
Although there were more adoptions during Giuliani's time in office than that of his predecessor David Dinkins, adoptions under Giuliani decreased five out of his final six years in office.
Tom McClusky, vice president of the Family Research Council's legislative branch, says I think hes taking credit for something he had very little to do with. Abortion did go down in the 90s, and its not really through any of his efforts.
Which is exactly how Rooty Toot would be as president!
support for the homosexual agenda
big govt. advocate
I’m tired of liberals and Damned RINOs
I reported on this specific topic after calling the NYC Children’s Services in June. I’m glad that someone else is picking up on this now.
Rudy caught in yet another lie. This guy really is the Bill Clinton of the Republican party.
Rooty Toot figures that GOP voters fell for “Read my lips: no new taxes” and we would fall for this.
support for the homosexual agenda
big govt. advocate”
Strike 5! Rudy is OUT!!
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He's certainly trying to be. I can't think of a single Republican politician from the 90's who was outwardly more culturally left than Rudy. On every issue -- abortion, gays, guns, you name it. Maybe Weld, but probably not even.
Sort of like the invisible annulment of his marriage?
Have you noticed in the debates how he’s constantly claims credit for single-handedly saving New York? Every question he’s asked is answered in the same way—that everyone said it couldn’t be done but he’s the miracle worker who saved New York City. In the last debate, he prefaced one of his typically grandiose claims with the statement “New Yorkers didn’t understand...” and then went on to brag about how he rescued the entire city and its apparently moronic population from sin, despair, darkness, and catastrophy.
This guy not only has a colossal ego, he’s a colossal bore. He keeps on talking even when the debate moderator tells him his time is up thereby thumbing his nose at the rules and the other candidates. How this guy could possibly lead in the polls is beyond me.
Not only is Rudy pro-abortion, but he acts as if Margaret Sanger, PP’s founder, who ESPECIALLY wanted minority and poor peoples’ preborn babies to die, and started her evil work in NYC, is something to be proud of.
“Archives of Rudolph W. Giuliani, 107th Mayor
Opening Remarks to the N.A.R.A.L. “Champions of Choice” Lunch
The Yale Club, Thursday, April 5th, 2001
Thank you very much for inviting me to say a few words of welcome. This event shows that people of different political parties and different political thinking can unite in support of choice. In doing so, we are upholding a distinguished tradition that began in our city starting with the work of Margaret Sanger and the movement for reproductive freedom that began in the early decades of the 20th century.”
Rooty's campaign is a VERY dirty game played by remorseless people.
These suckers are out to annihilate the Repub Party and obliterate the party's most important base---social conservatives.
I've had it with Rooty and his Wreckng Crew.
Don’t forget that Rudy is one of the four or five most famous people in the world!
“I’ve had it with Rooty and his Wreckng Crew.”
So wil most conservatives very soon. We fanatics are ahead of the pack :-)
“Dont forget that Rudy is one of the four or five most famous people in the world!”
So are a whole litany of reprobates :-)
It would be interesting to do a Lexis/Nexus search for Rudy saying the word ‘adoption’.
I bet you’d find just about zero references until he ran for president.
He’s gotten away with this lie a number of times during the debates. Isn’t it time some other candidate (Brownback, for instance) calls him out on it? I have the feeling that Fox News won’t be asking him about it.
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