From a guest post on Dawn Eden’s site by By Henrietta G. Tavish.
NEW YORK, May 10 — Having previously declared that he "hates" abortion, Republican presidential hopeful Rudolph Giuliani yesterday expressed an equal hatred of donating to Planned Parenthood. The statement was prompted by the revelation that the former New York City mayor and his then-wife made at least six contributions to the nation’s largest abortion provider in the 1990’s.
"Abortion is the unjustified taking of a human life," said Giuliani. "I hate the practice, and I hate when the government funds it — but what I hate most of all is when I voluntarily send money to organizations that perform it despite the fact that I am under no obligation whatsoever to do so."
Giuliani explained that he was personally opposed to his contributions but made them as a matter of conscience. "I cannot impose my morality upon anyone, including myself," he said. He added that if elected president there would be nothing he would hate more than appointing pro-abortion judges to the Supreme Court.
Res Publica et Cetera wonders:
I wonder whether this will have a negative effect on the number of pro-life conservatives saying that they will vote for him should he win the nomination.
It seems to me if a pro-lifer could justify supporting Rudy in the first place they will not likely be deterred by facts. This is a campaign that should have had a fork in it from the day it was announced. Catholics on both sides of the political fence find ways to justify just about anything. One side shouts "Common Good" and the other "War on Terror", but both lead to supporting Culture of Death politicians.