Terence P. Jeffrey
July 13, 2012
(CNSNews.com) – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has put former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice “near the top of the list” of his potential running mates, the Drudge Report revealed Thursday evening.
Rice favors legalized abortion–calling herself “mildly pro-choice”–and was a leading architect of President George W. Bush’s foreign policy, which aimed, as Bush put it in his second inaugural address, at “ending tyranny in our world.”
Rice served as national security adviser in Bush’s first term and as secretary of state in his second.
In a March 11, 2005 interview with the Washington Times, which was posted online in its entirety by the State Department, Rice explained why, as “a deeply religious person” she was nonetheless “pro-choice” on abortion.
“What is your thought on abortion?” a Washington Times reporter asked Rice.
“I believe–if you go back to 2000 when I helped the President in the campaign, I said that I was, in effect, kind of libertarian on this issue, and meaning by that, that I have been concerned about a government role in this issue,” said Rice.