Tuesday, May 08, 2007

I Hate Abortion, But I Will Support It Financially

According to some folks, Rudy Giuliani demonstrated composure, courage and leadership after the islamic attacks on New York City, the Pentagon, and Pennsylvania on 9/11/01.

Other folks believe that Giuliani didn’t do anything other than bask in the lime light by saying all the right things and being seen in all the right places.

Prior to 9/11, he cleaned up Times Square, and other parts of the city. Some people referred to him as a tough, no-nonsense kind of guy. Others referred to him as a fascist because of the methods he employed.

No doubt you’ve also heard folks refer to Giuliani as “America’s Mayor”. Well, he’s neither my Mayor, nor my choice for President, and if you do a little research, I’m sure you won’t claim him either.

During the Republican Presidential candidates’ debate last week, Giuliani was asked what he thought about the possibility of a repeal of the 1973 Supreme Court decision on Roe v. Wade. Giuliani’s answer was;

"It would be okay to repeal. Or it would be okay also if a strict constructionist judge viewed it as precedent."

A wishy-washy answer that sounds rather John Kerryish.

Giuliani tried to clarify his answer by saying that he supports the recent ruling on the ban on partial birth abortion by the U.S. Supreme Court and the federal ban on using tax money to pay for abortions, in most cases. But then he said;

"Ultimately, I think when you come down to that choice, you have to respect a woman's right to make that choice differently than my conscience."

Giuliani’s presidential campaign website says that his stand on abortion is;

Rudy Giuliani supports reasonable restrictions on abortion such as parental notification with a judicial bypass and a ban on partial birth abortion – except when the life of the mother is at stake. He’s proud that adoptions increased 66% while abortions decreased over 16% in New York City when he was Mayor. But Rudy understands that this is a deeply personal moral dilemma, and people of good conscience can disagree respectfully. Ultimately he believes that it is a decision between a woman, her doctor, her family, and her God. (Emphasis added)

I guess Rudy either disagrees with or is ignorant of, the scientific and medical evidence that a fetus is a living human being, and an abortion kills it. This evidence alone takes abortion out of the realm of a “woman’s choice” and into the realm of ethics and morality. Sorry Rudy, there’s no getting around it; no matter how many votes your pro-abortion stance buys you.

If Giuliani really believes that abortion is “a decision between a woman, her doctor, her family, and her God.” Then why has he contributed money at least six times to Planned Parenthood, the top abortion provider and the most vocal and active abortion advocacy group in America?

These contributions make a liar out of Giuliani.

His web site also states that;

“He’s proud that adoptions increased 66% while abortions decreased over 16% in New York City when he was Mayor.”

Um, how is it that attributable to the Mayor?

Giuliani’s position on abortion is Bi-Polar. It just doesn’t make sense. He hates abortion, but he supports and tolerates it.

G.K. Chesterton said; “Tolerance is the virtue of a man without conviction.”

Sorry Rudy, you can’t have it both ways.


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