Discussion on Rudi Giuliani and his “complex” stance on abortion continue to flood the headlines. Today’s headline on Giuliani and abortion comes from an article from the Associated Press, which reports that Senator Sam Brownback now describes himself as “much more comfortable” with Giuliani’s position on abortion. The article reports that Brownback and Giuliani met and discussed the issue of abortion and Brownback left “much more comfortable” about Giuliani because he believes Giuliani would appoint pro-life justices to the Supreme Court.
When asked whether he would describe himself as a pro-choice or a pro-life candidate, Giuliani replied, “you know what I am.”
I think I know what Rudi Giuliani is, he is an able and quick-thinking politician and he is pro-choice.
But lets be fair and let the former mayor of New York speak for himself, Giuliani said, “I’ve opposed abortion. I’d like to see a society in which there is no abortion. I think you have to get there by changing people’s minds and hearts. I’m not in favor of changing the law and the right that presently exists.”
Like I said in my previous post, either you see abortion as a moral evil or you don’t. Either abortion represents the tragic murder of unborn children or it does not. We cannot allow for candidates that say that abortion is evil but should only be limited and not legislated against–that is an incredibly slippery slope that we cannot go down.
The AP article ends with this comment by Giuliani: “I do think I’m in favor of everything else that would limit the number of abortions, that would increase the number of adoptions and that would move us in the direction of many fewer abortions. And if we could get to no abortions based on people’s decision-making, I’d be in favor of that.”
Unless Giuliani foresees progression toward utopia in America, he surely cannot believe that America will ever come to the point where there are no abortions based on people’s decision making. Giuliani is pro-choice. He believes that women should have the right to get an abortion–the right to murder their unborn child. Senator Brownback is pro-life but his claim to be “much more comfortable” with Giuliani’s stance on abortion is not helpful. Brownback’s statement only serves to further allow for “shades of gray” on abortion–something I simply am not willing to do.
I will not campaign for a candidate on this blog as I think that would contradict what we are setting out to do with this blog, but I will always draw attention to inconsistent ideologies and immoral beliefs and I believe Giuliani has both.