Ed Gillespie on Abortion
Warner countered: "If you are in the Senate, would you vote to overturn Roe vs. Wade? Did you not also support a personhood amendment?"
"No," Gillespie replied. "When did I support a Personhood amendment? There's not going to be a vote to overturn Roe v. Wade," Gillespie said. "That's a Supreme Court decision. I'm running for the United States Senate."
The Warner campaign's evidence that Gillespie supports Personhood is thin. They point to the platform passed by the Republican National Committee in 2004, when Gillespie was party chairman. "Gillespie chose the platform director and said the platform reflects the 'beliefs of our party,'" Warner's campaign emailed after.
Gillespie, who opposes abortion rights and is conservative on most other issues, is running on the belief that he can unite the party in a way that did not happen last year. He has been reaching out to some of Virginia's conservative activists since Election Day, sounding them out and asking for their support.
Tolerance should mean accepting and respecting those who think differently, not requiring everyone to think the same, but as far as the left is concerned, we can no longer in this country agree to disagree. They seek to redefine tolerance from accepting our differences of opinions to accepting their opinion. This is the new intolerance.
It's the feeling of being denied that opportunity that fuels much of the intensity in the pro-life community.
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