Rudolph W. Giuliani told a gathering of conservatives Monday that his campaign could be boiled down to two major themes: national security and economic security.

Mr. Giuliani did not cite values as a theme, which is unusual for a major Republican presidential candidate, and the omission seemed especially striking Monday, coming as it did just hours after a report that he and his former wife had donated $900 to an abortion rights advocacy group and provider.

The Web site Politico.com, saying it had been alerted by a rival campaign, reported before Mr. Giuliani took the stage at the conservatives’ gathering that he and his wife, Donna, made personal donations to national, state, and city chapters of Planned Parenthood totaling $900 in 1993, 1994, 1998 and 1999.

Addressing the Heritage Foundation, the conservative policy institute, Mr. Giuliani made no mention of abortion. He appeared at ease discussing what he called his history of fiscal restraint as mayor of New York and his strong stance on the military.

Throughout his campaign, Mr. Giuliani has worked to reconcile his public support for abortion rights and the more conservative views on abortion among primary voters. He has expressed personal opposition to abortion, saying, “I wish there never was abortion,” and he has vowed to appoint “strict constructionist” judges if elected president.

The contributions to Planned Parenthood risk allowing opponents to call into question his personal opposition to the procedure.

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