Giuliani: I Was In Favor of Partial Birth Abortion Before I Was Against It
Ah, how soon they forget. Rudy Giuliani in 2007
HANNITY: Partial birth?
GIULIANI: Partial-birth abortion, I think that's going to be upheld. I think that ban is going to be upheld. I think it should be. And I think, as long as there's provision for the life of the mother, then that's something that should be done.
HANNITY: There's a misconception that you supported partial-birth abortion.
GIULIANI: Yes, well, if it doesn't have a provision for the life of the mother, then I wouldn't support the legislation. If it has provision for the life of the mother, then I would support it.
But in 2000
TIM RUSSERT (host): A banning of late-term abortions, so-called partial-birth abortions -- you're against that?
GIULIANI: I'm against it in New York, because in New York --
RUSSERT: Well, if you were a senator, would you vote with the president or against the president?
GIULIANI: I would vote to preserve the option for women. I think that choice is a very difficult one. It's a very, very -- it's one in which people of conscience have very, very different opinions. I think the better thing for America to do is to leave that choice to the woman, because it affects her probably more than anyone else.
The only problem here? The bill that was proposed in 2000
, specifically contained a provision allowing the procedure for the life of the woman:
Clinton has vetoed similar proposals twice. The bill allows for the procedure only if a woman's life is endangered.
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