I have given Rudy Giuliani’s support for Planned Parenthood – he donated to PP numerous times, as well as honoring the orgainization and its leader. Now, this site has brought up the fact that Ann Romney once gave a $150 donation to the same organization.
Let me be clear, any donation to PP is wrong in my opinion, but I believe there are severl differences that exist. For One, the Giuliani donation was made regularly by both the candidate and his wife. To my knowledge, Mitt Romney has never given money to PP. For another, Romney has admitted that he was, at one point, pro-choice, and we can probably assume that his wife felt the same way. A donation to PP in 1994 would not be inconsistant with the views Romney held at the time. Giuliani has recently stated that he “has always hated abortion”.
I thought Romney supporters should combat this before it gets out of hand. Romney has already jumped on it, pointing out that he was pro-choice in 1994, and that he never gave a donation himself. This should be a fairly small issue, beingit does not involve the candidates himself, and that these revelations do not come with a number of conflicting, confusing positions. We will see what happens.
I want to hear commetns on this. Are the two situations different? The same? Important? Not Important? Lets hear what you think!