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. (Read more Rudy Giuliani stories.)

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