Saturday, May 19, 2007

Why pro-lifers can't support Rudy Giuliani

Sure, he's unabashedly pro-choice--but why should we worry? After all--he's promised to appoint strict constructionists as judges, hasn't he?

...strict constructionists, that is, of the Arlen Specter "superprecedent" variety.

Recall Giuliani's own words, from the first debate:
"It would be OK to repeal it. It would be OK also if a strict constructionist viewed it as precedent."
In other words: no judge that Rudy Giuliani would appoint would ever vote to overturn Roe v. Wade...and his inauguration would mark a return to the abortion policies of the Clinton White House in pretty much everything else.

Make no mistake about it; a Giuliani presidency would be just as bad for the pro-life movement as a Clinton, Obama, or Edwards presidency--worse, in point of fact, because sitting presidents shape their parties in ways that other party leaders can't.

Four or eight years of Giuliani shaping the GOP would leave the party a virtual clone of the Democrats when it comes to abortion. With no standing in either national party, the pro-life movement would in effect be exiled from the political scene for the foreseeable future--and everything that it managed to accomplish in the administrations of Bush, Bush, and Reagan (to a limited degree--he did appoint Scalia, after all) would be undone in short order.

It's long been an open secret that, because of the Democrats' single-minded allegiance to Planned Parenthood and NARAL, the pro-life movement needs the Republican Party far more than the Republican Party needs the pro-life movement. Now, with Giuliani's candidacy, the pro-choice wing of the party is taking the opportunity to argue that the GOP doesn't need the pro-life movement at all.

If they succeed, it will be decades before the pro-life movement recovers.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So you have no clue that Rudy is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), and you have no clue what the CFR advocates? They advocate One World Government. They support the North American Union. Look it up if you don't believe me. This is 100% FACT.