Rudy's Abortion Issue

Since Rudy Giuliani gave his especially malleable answer to a question about whether Roe v Wade should be overturned during the Republican debate, conservatives have been increasingly scrutinizing the former mayor's abortion position. Now one of the candidate's in the Republican primary has explicitly said Giuliani's stance should prevent him from winning the nomination.

The campaign of Tom Tancredo, one of the staunch conservative presidential candidates running on the periphery of the Republican field, just released the following statement.

A number of inquiries have been received regarding Congressman Tancredo’s comment on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos in response to the following question:

Can a pro-choice candidate like Mayor Giuliani win the nomination?

The Congressman responded “Yes”.

The question that was not asked was: “Should a pro-choice candidate like Mayor Giuliani win the nomination?

The answer to that question is, “Emphatically no; if a Republican President of the United States won’t vigorously fight to protect the life of the unborn, how long before the trend toward the culture of death becomes irreversible?”

The statement follows Giuliani's appearance on the talk show host Laura Ingraham, where she grilled Giuliani on his abortion stance and formerly active support for Planned Parenthood.

"On the issue of abortion, when you say you hate it and then it comes out that you actually donated money to Planned Parenthood, why would you donate to something like Planned Parenthood?" Ingraham asked.

"Because Planned Parenthood makes information availability, it's consistent with my position," answered Giuliani.

At the end of the interview, Ingraham invited Giuliani to appear on the show again in the future.

"I would love to come back but you are going to have to ask me about the war on terror and the economy" said Giuliani. "Which is after all what most citizens ask me about including in Republican audiences."

"Well conservatives are citizens too," said Ingraham, as the fade-to-commercial music surged.