Friday, June 22, 2007

Fred Thompson not so conservative on abortion?

According to an article in Newsmax, GOP presidential candidate (supposed to officially enter the race July 4) Fred Thompson has made a few pro-abortion statements in past political surveys:
On a 1994 Eagle Forum survey, Thompson said he opposed criminalizing abortion. Two years later, on a Christian Coalition questionnaire, he checked "opposed" to a proposed constitutional amendment protecting the sanctity of human life. In a campaign policy statement filed in the archives, he also said he believes "the decision to have an early term abortion is a moral issue and should not be a legal one subject to the dictates of the government." During an interview with the Conservative Spectator, a Tennessee newspaper, he claimed to be pro-life but also said that, "The ultimate decision on abortion should be left with the woman and not the government."
His voting record on life issues is ok; although he voted pro-life on most issues that came up involving abortion, he has supported campaign finance restrictions, which earned him an 87% score from National Right to Life in '98-99, 78% in 2000-01, and 33% rating in 2002-03.

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