More on this at a later date… now we just need to understand, TN politics is not about priciples, it’s about money and votes. Reference a commentary I made on this matter in another forum here.
—Original Post by Life News
Tennessee Senate Candidate Plays Down Pro-Abortion Record After Criticism
Nashville, TN (LifeNews.com) — Pro-abortion Congressman Harold Ford is playing down his stance in favor of abortion after he came under criticism from Republican Party leaders for voting in lockstep with a national abortion advocacy group. During a visit to Chattanooga last week, Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman criticized the Democratic Senate hopeful for a “100 percent National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) voting record.” Ford, a congressman from Memphis, told the Kingsport Time News that Mehlman’s characterization of his abortion record is false. He claimed his record on abortion is like that of Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts “in that I respect the law of the land.” “I’m a supporter of enhanced adoption laws,” Ford said. “I had one of the signature bills in Congress on expediting adoption. It was all part of a morals package that I introduced at the beginning of the last Congress. I’m a believer in parental notification.” However, Ford’s record is strongly pro-abortion. In 2005, Ford had just a 29 percent pro-life voting record, according to the National Right to Life Committee. Read the complete story.