Rudy Giuliani released the third of his 'Twelve Commitments' on Monday.
WASHINGTON (CNN) - Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the only pro-choice Republican presidential candidate, talked about his plan to reduce abortions and increase adoptions at a campaign stop in Iowa on Monday.
“My administration will streamline the adoption process by removing the heartbreaking bureaucratic delays that burden the current process," Giuliani said in a statement. "By working together to promote personal responsibility and a culture of life, Americans can limit abortions and increase adoptions."
Giuliani has received a great deal of criticism from his rivals and many grassroots conservatives for his support of abortion rights. The former mayor has defended himself by saying that, while he believes that abortion is wrong, he does not believe the government should interfere in a woman's personal decision.
Giuliani's adoption plan is the third part of his "Twelve Commitments," the name given to a range of policy proposals being unveiled over a period of several months. Since announcing the Twelve Commitments in June, he has also detailed a new energy initiative and a comprehensive health care plan.
–CNN Associate Producer Lauren Kornreich