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August 13, 2007

Can Guiliani Find Middle Ground in Abortion Debate?

The Brody File has CBN video of Rudy Guiliani at an Iowa diner waxing on his NYC program to increase adoptions, and postulating that advancing adoption is fertile middle ground for abortion opponents and abortion proponents. As a father of two adopted children, I’m a fan of adoption, and I think it should be advanced, promoted and make a priority for people of all political stripes. Can a president advance adoption, beyond the bully pulpit? On the other hand, can a president stop abortions, beyond Supreme Court appointments?

I’m not sure there is middle ground in the abortion debate. Do enough Republicans think there is to give Guiliani a foothold here?

Posted by Jim at August 13, 2007 09:44 AM

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Unfortunately, abortion is not an issue with any middle ground. Pro-lifers, like me, see it in black and white, life or death.

Mr. Guiliani, as well as most of the usual suspects in the '08 Republican race, have come down on both sides of the issue and are trying to make it not a big deal. It is a big deal. I really can't see me supporting anyone in the race so far.

However, I do applaud him in his efforts to increase adoptions. Adoption is where rhetoric meets action. It's also a great way to grow a family too! It's also the only way some folks can grow their family.

Finally, I don't think a president can do anything about abortion other than selecting judges to force the issue back to the states where it belongs. This is a heart issue not a civil rights or privacy issue. Fortunately, medical science is finally getting to the point that it renders most arguments that the "fetus" is not a life, moot.

Posted by: Mark Triplett at August 13, 2007 09:50 PM

Rudy's adoption record means nothing if he won't appoint justices that will overturn Roe. He's repeatedly said that the judges he'll appoint could go either way on Roe. That's not good enough.

Posted by: Undereducated Opinion at August 14, 2007 04:07 PM

Don't Forget the Mexico City Policy, and other Executive Orders. And veto power.

Presidents do more than appoint SC justices when it comes to abortion.

Posted by: Paul at August 20, 2007 01:30 PM