Carol Platt Liebau: Thompson & Abortion

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Thompson & Abortion

This piece points out that some conservatives have "issues" with Fred Thompson over his position on abortion. He supports overturning Roe v. Wade, and then letting the states decide.

It's also worth noting that in 1994, Thompson supported abortion rights in the first trimester of a woman's pregnancy -- that is, when 85.9% of abortions are performed. And in 1996, he opposed "criminalizing" abortion.

Whether or not all this is a deal-breaker is up to Republican voters to decide. But let's not hear the press -- or Thompson, for that matter -- accuse Mitt Romney of being the sole "flip flopper" when it comes to abortion-related issues.


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