November 13th, 2007
08:30 PM ET
14 years ago

A pro-life boost for Thompson

Watch Dana Bash's report about an important endorsement Fred Thompson received Tuesday.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - The National Right to Life Committee endorsed former Senator Fred Thompson, R-Tennesssee, in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday. Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash reports on how the endorsement may help Thompson's White House bid and what Thompson may still need to do even with the help of the prominent pro-life group.

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soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Joe,baltimore,md

    Isn't this the hundredth time CNN is posting this? I mean....

    November 13, 2007 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  2. David Branch, Waco, Texas

    I think if I had been born during a Thompson or Clinton administration, I would rather I had been aborted.

    November 13, 2007 11:33 pm at 11:33 pm |
  3. J

    Finally, CNN will use the appropriate terms for those for and against abortion. Prior to this point, all that I have seen is "anti-abortion." It is nice to see that CNN is attempting to show a little less bias in its reporting. "Pro-Life" vs "Pro-Choice," not "Anti-Abortion" vs "Pro-Choice."

    November 14, 2007 01:03 am at 1:03 am |
  4. Pickles, Monaca, PA

    The endorsement by the National Right to Life Committee will only inspire those who haven't gotten past this issue yet. The fact is that Roe vs. Wade will never be repealed. We've had "pro-life" Republicans in the White House since, and Roe vs Wade still stands. And, like it or not, that is just fine with most Americans.

    November 14, 2007 07:02 am at 7:02 am |
  5. r.e. lowe allons, tn

    in my opinion i believe in god and all that holy I believe fred thompson is not pro-life he Endorsed g.w.bush war killing thousand of young americans what's the difference between starting at birth or at 18 years old thank about it pro-life groups.

    November 14, 2007 07:08 am at 7:08 am |
  6. Alice Newman Center Harbor NH

    These single issue voters seldom take the big picture – they ignore "their candidate's" policies on the economy, gas prices, mortgage crises, health care, war, terrorism, jobs or anything that really matters to the rest of us working people.

    Adoption? No, I'm too busy on the picket line to take on any new children. Foster children? Not my problem.

    Pro-life people love children in the abstract but after these children are born, they could care less what kind of lives these children will have... they are too busy being "holier than thou" and telling the rest of us how to live our lives!

    bined with their "holier than thou" meddling in other people's lives make them very scarey.

    November 14, 2007 08:12 am at 8:12 am |
  7. Steve, Lyons, CO

    A "boost" for Thompson?

    An endorsement from this notorious pro_FETAL-life group will be the kiss of death.

    America is wising up to the "Love 'em until they're born" crowd of control freaks.

    November 14, 2007 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  8. Steve, Lyons, CO

    It isn't "pro-life". It's pro-fetal-life, and most of you extremist christians could give a crap about anyone already born.

    November 14, 2007 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |


    November 14, 2007 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |