Sen. Fred Thompson appeared on Meet the Press today and, Clintons take note, had to answer some tough questions asked by host Tim Russert. He discussed the crisis in Pakistan, his support for concealed carry laws on university campuses, and other issues. A little over midway through the interview, Russert queried Thompson on the Human Life Amendment and whether he supports it or not. He doesn’t. He favors letting states set abortion law. Around that nugget, though, Thompson touted his 100% pro-life voting record and ends this clip with his opinion on when life begins.
I find it hard to argue with his point on this issue. I am against abortion. I do not want it to be legal. But I also want this country to be guided by the Constitution, which gives the power to determine issues like this to the states.
Glenn Reynolds (Instapundit) agrees.
Win, Fred, Win