Rudy Giuliani Florida Campaign Stop Disrupted Again by Pro-Life Advocates

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jan 22, 2008   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Rudy Giuliani Florida Campaign Stop Disrupted Again by Pro-Life Advocates Email this article
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by Steven Ertelt Editor
January 22,

Palm Beach, FL ( — Rudy Giuliani’s campaign has been disrupted a second time by pro-life advocates who heckled him as he tried to talk with supporters in the key Republican battleground state. They say the only self-declared pro-abortion GOP candidate is no fit for a party that supports the pro-life position.

Pro-life advocates crashed a planned speech last week and, this time, they drowned out a press conference along with supporters of Republican hopeful Ron Paul.

Rudy campaigned at a local restaurant and, after visiting with patrons there, indicated he would take questions from the press outside.

But pro-life advocates shouted him down saying, "Rudy is not a true conservative! Rudy is a traitor to innocent life!"

After three minutes of failing to be able to hold the press conference, reporters were forced to move inside to hear Giuliani answer questions.

Last week, Giuliani got an earful about abortion at campaign stops in Florida. Giuliani eventually canceled his speech at his first bus-tour event Sunday in Miami because of the heckling.

When Giuliani arrived, 26-year-old Joseph Landry moved to within a few feet of the former New York mayor and began yelling, "You are a baby killer! You are a baby killer! Florida is pro-life! Rudy wants public funding for abortion!"

According to a statement Landry sent, law enforcement officials immediately escorted him from the area while he continued talking about Giuliani’s pro-abortion record.

Minutes afterwards, 28-year-old Steven Pokorny began to shout to those gathered for the Giuliani event saying, "A third of my generation is dead because of politicians like Giuliani! Giuliani wants to kill children and have you pay for it!"

According to the two pro-life people, Giuliani supporters shouted back saying their claims weren’t true.

However, instead of local police escorting Pokorny away from the gathering, Giuliani gave up on trying to give his campaign address and left the building without speaking to the crowd.