Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Dept. of Low Expectations...

John Podoretz on Fred Thompson's pro-life record, in repsonse to Ramesh Ponnuru

Are you expecting Thompson to be more pro-life than Bush -- politically, I mean, not philosophically?

Yes, how could we pro-lifers possibly expect more than what George W. Bush has done for the pro-life cause in the last 8 years? I mean, there's the partial birth abortion ban, and his not-complete cave-in on embryo-destructive research, and.. and..

George W. Bush has been president for 8 years. There are still 40 million abortions a year. Cultural accpetance of abortion continues apace. So, yeah, I don't consider George W. Bush to be the gold standard for pro-life presidential candidates.