Quote of the Day: Fred Thompson's Priority

November 13, 2007

Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson is against a constitutional amendment to ban abortion, but his “pro-life” record and credentials are convincing enough to win him the endorsement of the National Right to Life Committee.

“Our endorsement is a testament to Senator Thompson’s long-standing pro-life record, his commitment to unborn children, and our belief in his ability to win,” Wanda Franz, president of the organization, said in a statement released this morning.

On Monday, Thompson spelled out his approach if elected:

“What I have concentrated on is a way to get to the same goal [to ban abortion] that’s achievable. We could not get to first base on an amendment when we controlled both houses and the presidency,” Thompson said.

“Now the question is, what do you do about that? Well I think the answer is to get better judges and to appoint people to the Supreme Court and hopefully someday Roe vs. Wade will be overturned. That’s my goal. That’s my priority,” he said.

First Read has more analysis on the endorsement and what other Republican candidates are doing to prove themselves worthy of right-wing approval.

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