Giuliani didn’t only say that he was for the public funding of abortion, but that such funding is a constitutional right. He went FURTHER than the Supreme Court, which has never recognized that "right." Clearly is he for the public funding of abortions. To make that position compatible with judicial restraint, he’s going to have to explain that decisions about abortion are left to legislatures, and that his opinons about "abortion rights" are those of a citizen trying to influence his fellow citizens. But he’s not going to say that. His simple view is that it’s the function of the courts to protect rights, and that abortion funding is a right. Can Rudy be saved from the impression that he would actually welcome MORE liberty-based activism from the Court than it has displayed so far? Unforced errors from politicians are often a sign of personal integrity, and that’s the problem.