Giuliani's Incoherent Abortion Position

Matt Lewis
Posted: May 23, 2007 8:39 AM

Michael Gerson has penned an interesting opinion piece on Rudy Giuliani's abortion position:

But the question naturally arises: Why does Giuliani "hate" abortion? No one feels moral outrage about an appendectomy. Clearly he is implying his support for the Catholic belief that an innocent life is being taken. And here the problems begin.

How can the violation of a fundamental human right be viewed as a private matter?

... Giuliani has chosen an option that is not an option -- a belief that unborn life deserves our sympathy but does not deserve rights or justice. This view is likely to dog him in the primary process, not only because it is pro-choice but because it is incoherent.