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March 16, 2007

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Fred Thompson May Seek Republican Nomination 
The Former U.S. Senator from Tennessee, Fred Thompson, who left public life in 2002, has suggested that he may seek the 2008 Republican nomination for the presidency.

Sen. Thompson's career in government goes back to 1973, when he was the Senate Watergate Committee's chief minority counsel. In 1975 he wrote a Watergate memoir entitled "At That Point in Time." Later, after election to the Senate, he chaired the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee which held hearings in 1997 on the 1996 campaign finance controversies.

Thompson is well known because of his dual career as a movie and television actor, with roles in 18 feature films as well as various television roles, including his current portrayal of a prosecutor on the popular program "Law and Order."

In a March 11th interview with Chris Wallace on FOX News, Sen. Thompson described himself as "pro-life" and said he thinks Roe v. Wade was bad law and bad medical science. "I don't think the court ought to wake up one day and make new social policy for the country. It's contrary to what it's been the past 200 years." (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,258222,00.html)

We have not located information on Fred Thompson's views on life issues other than abortion. The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) voting record for the 105th, 106th and 107th congressional sessions shows that he voted pro-life on every bill to restrict or regulate the practice of abortion. He did not receive a 100% score from NRLC due to his consistent support for the McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance Reform Act.

Where Fred Thompson stands on respect and protection of the human embryo, embryonic stem cell research, or abortion in cases of rape or incest is unknown to us. When we locate that information, we will certainly report on it.

PLEASE READ The RNC for Life Report 
Many of you have asked for our analysis of the pro-life positions of the candidates currently seeking the 2008 Republican presidential nomination. It's all here in the Winter-2007 edition of the RNC for Life Report, entitled Will the Republican Nominee Respect Us in the Morning?

Please click on this link to access the Report. Then click on the PDF version to print it out, if you wish.

Please read it and pass it along to your pro-life friends and family members. If you would like to order extra copies for Republican and pro-life events, please call us at 1-618-462-5415 to place an order. If you would like to subscribe to the Report which comes out four times a year, send $15 to RNC/Life, P.O. Box 618, Alton, Illinois 62002. Thank you!

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