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2008 Elections

Fred Thompson on Abortion


(Editor's Note: Thompson dropped out of the presidential race for the Republican nomination on Jan. 22, 2008, after coming in a distant third in the South Carolina Republican primary on Jan. 19, 2008. See a statement on his campaign Web site.)

He is pro-life. He says Roe v. Wade was "bad law and bad medical science." He would appoint strict constructionist judges, such as Chief Justice John Roberts, who he helped to get through the Senate confirmation process. He has been criticized for being a paid lobbyist for a short time for a family planning group with a pro-choice agenda.


CNN story: Thompson ad goes after Romney on abortion, Nov. 29, 2007. Thompson goes after GOP rivals, Nov. 29, 2007.


YouTube video: Thompson video shot for the National Right to Life dinner on June 14, 2007, where he talks about his pro-life stand.


YouTube video: CNN reports on Thompson lobbying for a pro-choice firm in 1991.

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