Lately, good old Senator “Right Said Fred” Thompson is facing an unusual amount of criticism for a non-candidate due to his alleged lobbying for a pro-choice organization back in 1991. Thompson has claimed to not recall any such lobbying, and his spokesman has said that even if he did, it wouldn’t be unusual for a lobbyist like himself to “give advice to colleagues for clients with whom they personally disagree.”
Whether this story has caused you to question Thompson’s conservative pro-life credentials or not, I thought it’d be good to look at his record to see how he actually handles the issue as a Senator.
- Thompson voted against partial-birth abortion 4 times.
- He voted against Overseas Military Abortions 3 times.
- He voted against Congressional Support of Roe vs. Wade.
- He voted against using federal health insurance funds to cover abortion.
- He voted against federal funding for research on aborted fetuses.
- He voted to override a Presidential veto on a bill prohibiting late-term abortion.
Concerning abortion, his Senate record is virtually flawless. Regardless of what people are saying about his agenda, I believe that his votes speak for themselves.
I’m not even an avid Thompson supporter (yet). But I really don’t believe that Thompson, according to his record, is anything but pro-life.