Rudy Tries Candor On Tough Issues

'I should honestly tell you the things I can evolve on, and the things I can’t'
By Caroline Miller,  Newser Staff
Posted May 11, 2007 4:37 PM CDT
Republican presidential hopeful and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks to over 800 people gathered for a breakfast sponsored by The Tuscaloosa County Republican Party Wednesday, May 9 2007...   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – Rudy Giuliani chose Houston Baptist College to debut his new, more candid campaign today, telling a conservative crowd that he supports abortion rights, some restrictions on gun ownership, and gay civil unions, though not same-sex marraige. Giuliani appealed to the audience to be open to a GOP candidate who may differ with them on some issues.

On abortion, he said he could back limitations on the procedure, but not on the right to choose. “In a country like ours, where people of good faith, people who are equally decent and equally moral and equally religious, where they come to different conclusions about this, about something so very, very personal, I think you have to respect their viewpoint,” he said.