Quote of the Day: Fred Thompson's Priority
By Christine Cupaiuolo — 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.
I still think he is more excited about playing a president on TV than in real life.
I worked at an abortion clinic. I ran the front office, so I was the first point of contact via phone and then office visit. I had the opportunity to hear many of the stories that came with each of the women.
As cold-blooded as this may sound, I heard many sad stories. The person that I felt sympathy for was the woman. I never left sadness or remorse for the fetus. I did not feel sad because she was having an abortion. I left sad by what brought her to the clinic. Her life circumstances were often more than anyone could bare.