Giuliani Agrees With Decision on Partial Birth Abortion Ban

Just so no one is in doubt that Rudy Giuliani either will change any position for a vote or is a dictator at heart who will trample our rights, here's his statement on today's Supreme Court decision upholding the the federal partial birth abortion ban,

“The Supreme Court reached the correct conclusion in upholding the congressional ban on partial birth abortion,” Giuliani said in a statement on the 5–4 decision. “I agree with it.”

In 2000, during his aborted run for the Senate, he promised differently:

...he said he would not vote to restrict a woman’s right to undergo the procedure. Now, with social conservatives believed to be a major factor in the GOP primary, Giuliani joined the other top-tier Republicans in applauding the court’s ruling.

Wasn't it just a few weeks ago he wanted to leave it to the states?

More below, including John Edwards and Barack Obama's criticism of the decision.

“I strongly disagree with today’s Supreme Court ruling, which dramatically departs from previous precedents safeguarding the health of pregnant women,” Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said. “As Justice Ginsburg emphasized in her dissenting opinion, this ruling signals an alarming willingness on the part of the conservative majority to disregard its prior rulings respecting a woman’s medical concerns and the very personal decisions between a doctor and patient.”

Former North Carolina senator and Democratic vice presidential candidate John Edwards also said he strongly disagrees with the “hard right turn” by the Supreme Court, adding that the move serves as a “stark reminder of why Democrats cannot afford to lose the 2008 election.”

“Too much is at stake — starting with, as the Court made all too clear today, a woman’s right to choose,” Edwards said.

Update: Check out Christy at Firedoglake on today's decision.

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    Wasn't it just last week.... (5.00 / 1) (#7)
    by Kitt on Wed Apr 18, 2007 at 04:27:46 PM EST
    If I remember correctly some political pundits were wondering if ole' Rudy had a chance in hell as a ReThug because he was prochoice.

    Didn't I read (none / 0) (#8)
    by Warren Terrer on Wed Apr 18, 2007 at 05:10:51 PM EST
    somewhere recently that he even supports some sort of public funding for some abortions? Were my lying eyes deceiving me once again?

    Good picture of Rudy... (none / 0) (#1)
    by Edger on Wed Apr 18, 2007 at 01:57:22 PM EST
    Is that a crack pipe in his hand?

    Thanks to CL, (none / 0) (#2)
    by Jeralyn on Wed Apr 18, 2007 at 01:59:25 PM EST
    CL is our anonymous artist in Hollywood who contributes graphics to TalkLeft.  I love his stuff.  Thanks for mentioning it.

    He does do Great Work (caps intentional!) (none / 0) (#3)
    by Edger on Wed Apr 18, 2007 at 02:01:01 PM EST
    Or she... I shouldn't assume (none / 0) (#5)
    by Edger on Wed Apr 18, 2007 at 02:01:42 PM EST
    Agree. (none / 0) (#4)
    by Gabriel Malor on Wed Apr 18, 2007 at 02:01:06 PM EST
    Agree. I love Star Wars.

    Jeralyn, I always wondered where the pictures came from. Now I know. Thanks.


    It only goes to show... (none / 0) (#6)
    by Freewill on Wed Apr 18, 2007 at 02:42:06 PM EST
    How the G.O.P. can, without blinking, re-write history and believe it! Now, that is truly playing to the base. Amazing how individuals can do 180's depending on the environment they are in and how people are eager to accept that 180. Not only accept it but preach about the goodness of that person's long standing moral fortitude.

    And they laughed, pointed fingers and called Kerry a "Flip-Flopper"?

    good insight (none / 0) (#9)
    by orionATL on Wed Apr 18, 2007 at 05:29:53 PM EST
    great picture.

    giuliani's face fits that uniform to a tee -

    as does his personality.

    look at his mouth - cocky and cruel?

    How fitting (none / 0) (#10)
    by SeeEmDee on Thu Apr 19, 2007 at 02:34:31 PM EST
    Grand Moff Giuliani. But Georgie just doesn't have the stones or the brains to be Palpatine; more like that cackling critter Jabba kept around.