- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 7, 2007

Ken Connor, chairman of the Center for a Just Society, discussed Rudolph W. Giuliani’s spinning of his unabashed support of “abortion rights” to win over pro-life voters in the Republican presidential primary, saying he “hates” abortion (“Tap dancing around abortion,” Commentary, Sunday). Mr. Connor stressed the obvious conflicts in Mr. Giuliani’s positions and his attempt to verbally finesse the immoral killing of the preborn to win the presidential nomination.

Mr. Giuliani also has tried to finesse his contributions to the leading U.S. abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, saying that Planned Parenthood provides information to women. However, Planned Parenthood always seeks to prevent legislation that would ensure that women are informed about fetal development, the risks of abortion and help that is available to women if they want to keep their babies. For example, Planned Parenthood is opposing such legislation in Rhode Island. Kristina Diamond of Planned Parenthood of Rhode Island testified against the measure and claimed that giving women information about abortion’s dangers is “insulting” to women.

Planned Parenthood always opposes legislation that would require that a parent be notified if a minor daughter seeks an abortion. For example, it is fighting such a law in New Hampshire. Planned Parenthood of Los Angeles was selected as The Washington Times’ Knave of the week on May 19 for failing to report a statutory rape. There are similar cases in Arizona, Ohio and Connecticut.

Mr. Giuliani should tell voters whether he will continue to contribute to Planned Parenthood.

WILLIAM LUKSIC

Rockville

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