Rudy Backed Planned Parenthood

Donations in '90s may spell trouble for GOP candidate
By Colleen Barry,  Newser Staff
Posted May 8, 2007 7:58 AM CDT

(Newser) – Rudy Giuliani donated to Planned Parenthood, the country's leading abortion provider and a prominent abortion-rights advocate, at least six times in the 1990s, according to public tax returns. Giuliani has walked a thin line during his campaign for the Republican nomination, maintaining that he personally opposes abortion but supports a woman's right to choose.

The Politico reported that a rival campaign e-mailed copies of the relevant tax returns (which were already public), emphasizing the Planned Parenthood connection. Coupled with Giuliani's lukewarm response to a question at last week's GOP debate about overturning Roe v. Wade, the revelation of the donations set off sniping about consistency between the Giuliani, Romney, and McCain camps.