defended his long-standing support for abortion rights
Tuesday after a report surfaced that the Republican donated
to Planned Parenthood in the 1990s.
Parenthood makes information available,'' the former New
York City mayor said on conservative commentator Laura
Ingraham's radio show. ''It's consistent with my
Giuliani said: ''I disagree with it. I think it's wrong. I
think there should be a choice. If there is going to be a
choice, there are organizations that are going to give
people information about that choice. I just as
strongly support the idea that a woman should have
information about adoption at that time.''
The Politico reported that Giuliani and his
then-wife, Donna Hanover, made six contributions totaling
$900 to the group that supports abortion rights,
according to federal tax returns that the couple filed
jointly and that have been public for years.
As he seeks to
court conservatives, Giuliani has been dogged by his
support for abortion rights. Last week, Giuliani was the
only Republican among 10 during a debate who waffled
when asked whether it would be a good day if the
Supreme Court overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling,
which legalized abortion.
''It would be
OK,'' Giuliani said. ''It would be OK to repeal it. It
would be OK also if a strict constructionist viewed it as