Thursday, October 25, 2007

Candidate Review - Abortion - Rudy Giuliani

Rudy Giuliani has 12 Commitments. It's good when your Commitments come in nice round numbers like that. I have 14 1/2 commitments (not counting Arby's related commitments) and consequently I just can't see running for President.

His website has a lot of blue on it for a Republican, but it seems clean enough and professional.

As you might expect, given his controversial position on Abortion, he does not put it front and center. He'd rather you looked at his commitment to fiscal discipline and pursuing the war on Terror first. Seems like a good strategy when you consider his position on Abortion.
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.
Kind of botched there, although presumably he and his web lackey are aware that everybody knows his position on Abortion. But if you came to him flat, without knowing where he stands, that last sentance would read a bit odd; you'd wonder which "people of good conscience" he is talking about. Those who are in favor of partial birth abortions? Or opposed to parental notification?

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