When I linked to Ponnuru’s post about Thompson, Frist, and abortion, I’d missed these nice bits on the blog Evangelicals for Mitt. Look guys, the Spectator has run plenty of stuff about Romney pro and con. I wrote a favorable profile of Evangelicals for Mitt for this website; I interviewed David French for the piece.
People obviously have differing recollections of where Thompson (and Frist) stood on abortion back in 1994. Accounts from people who recalled Thompson being pro-life when he first ran for Senate were honestly reported; Phil also duly noted the countervailing evidence made available by Ponnuru. I agreed with Ponnuru’s assesment.
Both Fred Thompson and Bill Frist have much longer pro-life records than Mitt Romney, who did not declare himself to be pro-life until 2005. I can’t speak for The Prowler, but I personally have been writing about Romney and abortion here for over two years. I’ve become more skeptical over time but I’ve never argued simply that “Mitt Romney is not a ‘true conservative’ because he used to be pro-choice” and neither to my knowledge has anyone else here.