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  Scrutiny on Carmona's abortion stand
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AuthorDavid Catanese
News DateFriday, November 18, 2011 03:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionAs he navigated the thorny confirmation process to become surgeon general more than nine years ago, Richard Carmona's position on abortion appeared to be in line with the Bush administration.

Tommy Thompson, then Health and Human Services secretary, said Carmona's views on the issue had been vetted and told the Arizona Republic the nominee shared the same philosophy as President George W. Bush, who opposed abortion.

White House spokesman Ari Fleischer said Bush would not appoint someone who holds "wildly different views than he does."

The Cincinnati Enquirer even went so far as to editorialize that Carmona "personally opposes abortion."
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