Most people who are paying attention realize that RINO Rudy is a pro-abort, pro-gay, gun-grabbing authoritarian who should never be given the keys to the White House. Why is this? People aren’t paying attention. This will hopefully change as the debates and primaries approach. Rudy has recently restated his position. Are social conservatives listening?
“There must be public funding for abortions for poor women,” Giuliani says in the speech that is posted on the video sharing site YouTube. “We cannot deny any woman the right to make her own decisions about abortion.”
When asked directly Wednesday if he still supported the use of public funding for abortions, Giuliani said “Yes.”
“If it would deprive someone of a constitutional right,” he explained, “If that’s the status of the law, yes.”
But the presidential candidate reiterated his personal opposition to the practice.
How honest of “America’s mayor.” Shorter Rudy: I’m personally against abortions, but “free abortions for everyone!” Since he’s so sure murdering babies in the womb is a “constitutional right,” maybe he can point to the enumeration of this right in the Constitution of the United States. Go ahead, Rudy. We’ll wait.
While we’re waiting, let’s examine Rudy’s slippery language where he claims to be against abortion:
“I’m in the same position now that I was 12 years ago when I ran for mayor — which is, personally opposed to abortion, don’t like it, hate it, would advise that woman to have an adoption rather than abortion, hope to find the money for it,” he said. “But it is your choice, an individual right. You get to make that choice, and I don’t think society should be putting you in jail.”
Far from putting anyone in jail for the wholesale murder caused by the abortion industry, Rudy wants to provide taxpayer funds to encourage the butchery. While “personally opposed to abortion,” he’ll do nothing to discourage its practice and he’ll go so far as to use taxpayer funding to pay for more abortions! Amazing! He’s talking out of both sides of his mouth using both his faces. This is not the kind of man conservatives are really considering backing, is he?
Many Giulianiacs argue, with no supporting evidence whatsoever, that Rudy will appoint good strict constructionist judges. What their imagined evidence for this pipe dream is I don’t really know. So let’s ask Rudy:
Giuliani also vowed to appoint conservative judges to the bench, though denied such a promise was a “wink and a nod” to conservatives in support of overturning Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision on abortion.
“A strict constructionist judge can come to either conclusion about Roe against Wade,” he said. [Ed Note: WRONG.] “They can look at it and say, ‘Wrongly decided thirty years ago, whatever it is, we’ll over turn it.’ [Or] they can look at it and say, ‘It has been the law for this period of time, therefore we are going to respect the precedent.’ Conservatives can come to that conclusion as well. I would leave it up to them. I would not have a litmus test on that.”
Hmmm, I guess we’ll just have to take his word for it…NOT! We simply cannot trust Giuliani on judges let alone abortion. If we’re ever going to get a good solid conservative Supreme Court, Rudy is not the way. His nomination would keep the court as it is or may even result in it sliding further to the left. What conservative wants this?
This is absolutley absurd. Rudy supports taxpayer-funded abortions for poor women. His reasoning behind this is that if we do not pay for them, we are denying women their constitutional rights.
I am a poor college student. Under that logic, Rudy needs to provide me with a gun. Gun rights under the 2nd amendment are much more explicit then the alleged right to an abortion.
Don’t hold your breath, Billy. Giuliani is more likely to ban your gun than he is to buy one for you. If you’re lucky he might provide you a home abortion kit, but not a gun cleaning kit. Follow the SFB link for the video: hear Rudy in his own words. He’s no conservative, folks. Sam Brownback is.
Hat Tip: Oval Office 2008.
Update 2: Even the reality-based community concludes he’s toast.