The Rudy Record

Via Ramesh Ponnuru, a solid look at Rudy Giuliani's not-at-all-ambiguous record on abortion issues:

Mary Alice Carr, vice president for Communications at NARAL Pro-Choice New York, still has a proclamation signed by Giuliani that made Jan. 22, 1998 "Roe v. Wade Anniversary Day" in the city. She also provided a copy of a NARAL questionnaire from 1997, signed by Giuliani.

Would he support unrestricted Medicaid funding for abortions? Would he oppose legislation that made minors get parental or court approval before getting an abortion? Did he agree with the Roe v. Wade decision?

Giuliani circled Yes, Yes and Yes.

Obviously, with things like his promise this weekend to veto any effort to repeal the Hyde Amendment, Giuliani's trying to flip-flop to a less pro-choice posture, but that seems likely to expose him to (accurate, it seems to me) charges of lack of principle without really assuaging pro-lifers' doubts.