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Fred Thompson's abortion evolution.

Published May 8, 2007 1:16PM (EDT)

Would-be presidential candidate Fred Thompson, in an interview with Fox News a couple of months ago, declared himself "pro-life" and called Roe v. Wade "bad law and bad medical science."

Would-be senator Fred Thompson, in a 1994 voter survey, checked the box marked "Abortions should be legal in all circumstances as long as the procedure is completed within the first trimester of the pregnancy."

By Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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