Giuliani blows the abortion question

"It would be OK" if Roe v. Wade was overturned.


Joan Walsh
May 4, 2007 4:25AM (UTC)

Rudy Giuliani just blew the abortion question. The other nine immediately said it would be a good day for America if Roe v. Wade were repealed. Giuliani said, almost sheepishly, "It would be OK." Pressed by Matthews, he added: "It would be OK to repeal it, it would be OK if a strict constructionist judge upheld it as precedent."

Later he added, "I hate abortion, I wish people didn't have abortions," but admitted he supported public funding of abortion in New York.

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Romney says, "I changed my mind" on Roe v. Wade, and does what the pundits have been telling him to do: reminds the audience Ronald Reagan did the same thing.

So much for Mike Huckabee's big-tent compassionate conservatism: He just compared abortion to suicide bombing.

Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson says employers should be free to fire gays. John McCain still seems off: Asked about Mitt Romney's claim that chasing Osama bin Laden is a waste of time and money, he snarled that he would chase bin Laden "to the gates of hell." Then he gave a quick crazy smile. He's going over his time limits and making little speeches, not giving crisp debate retorts.

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Joan Walsh

Joan Walsh is the author of "What's the Matter With White People: Finding Our Way in the Next America."

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