Fred Thompson backpedaling away from previous statements on Abortion Lobbying

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    More Evidence Of Fred Thompson's Pro-Choice Lobbying:

    The New York Times reports that billing records have been unearthed that prove Fred Thompson did lobbying work for the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association in 1991 and 1992, when they were attempting to convince the George H. W. Bush administration to relax the gag rule on abortion advice from organizations receiving federal funds. Thompson charged the group a total of $5,000 in the records found thus far, for activities that included talking to leaders of the group on the phone and lobbying administration officials on their behalf.

    Thompson spokesman Mark Corallo, who had originally denied that Thompson worked for a pro-choice group, is now backing off somewhat: "It is not unusual for a lawyer to give counsel at the request of colleagues, even when they personally disagree with the issue."


    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/19/u...6b77a1b05&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss
     
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    I'm not one to make the issue of Abortion into the be-all-end-all issue of conservatism, but how DARE you run for president as a conservative, when you spent political time and money professionally lobbying the federal government for pro-choice rights.

    What a fucking fraud this man is.

    The only way this man compares to Reagan is the fact that he was a horrible actor.
     
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    and a bit of context, links at site, including the nyt one above:

    http://www.captainsquartersblog.com/mt/archives/010566.php

     

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