I don't agree with Rudy Giuliani's leftist social politics, and his support for publicly-funded abortion is not only horrific, it's also poorly thought-out.
TALLAHASSEE, Florida (CNN) -- Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani told CNN Wednesday he supports public funding for some abortions, a position he advocated as mayor and one that will likely put the GOP presidential candidate at odds with social conservatives in his party.
"Ultimately, it's a constitutional right, and therefore if it's a constitutional right, ultimately, even if you do it on a state by state basis, you have to make sure people are protected," Giuliani said in an interview with CNN's Dana Bash in Florida's capital city.
Since when do taxpayers have a responsibility to pay for other people to exercise their constitutional rights? Free speech is a constitutional right, should the public be subsidizing my blog? Gun ownership is a constitutional right, should the public buy me the Remington 870 Express 12g 18" I've had my eye on?
Giuliani's reasoning on this issue is facile, shallow, and transparently illogical under even cursory inspection. I hope that he develops some deeper thinking if he continues as a candidate.