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Crist's Hypocritical Abortion Attacks On Rubio

October 15, 2010

Gov. Charlie Crist (I) is up with a new ad in the Florida Senate race attacking Republican Marco Rubio for his "extremist" agenda on issues like Roe v. Wade.

There's only one problem: Crist's checkered past on abortion. He has been pro-choice and pro-life in various stages of his political career - changing his positions for political gain.

"I'm fighting to stop Marco Rubio's extremist agenda to roll back Roe v. wade and cut your Social Security," Crist says.

Here's a quick rundown of Crist's past positions on abortion. When he first ran for office, he said he was "pro-choice" but not "pro-abortion." When he ran for governor in '06, he shifted to saying the "pro-choice" characterization was a lie, saying he was "pro-life." He even went so far in that campaign as to say the he would sign legislation that would ban abortions except in certain instances.

This year, when he left the GOP during the primary, Crist scrubbed his website of all pro-life language -- something that abortion opponents quickly picked up on. Then, in a move to court pro-choice Democrats that completely alienated the right, he vetoed legislation that would have required women to pay for an ultrasound and hear a description of the fetus before having an abortion.

Check out the ad below.

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