Mar 13, 2013

Mitt Romney On Abortions (For and Against!)

Notice that at 1 minute and 25 seconds Romney was FOR Abortion and then Became Governor and became against abortion (he has a very long record of not keeping his words... calling these "flip-flops' is being way way way too nice to his past! (though this CNN documentary takes a major step forward. Hopefully it's not a decoy or something that will be shoved under the run to become a part of the internet. Now Romney says he will support Abortion DESPITE the fact that his party platform doesn't allow it and Todd Akin and Paul Ryan LITERALLY co-sponsored bills.... this is one of their policies in action (or derived from their work - see links below).

From Huffington Post: Mitt Romney Vetoed Contraception Bill For Rape Victims As Governor          

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney artfully dodged a question about whether states have the right to ban birth control during Saturday's Republican presidential debate, calling the question "silly" and saying that states wouldn't want to do that anyway. But as governor of Massachusetts in 2005, Romney took a harder line on contraception, vetoing a widely supported bill that would make the morning-after pill available over the counter in that state and require hospitals to offer emergency contraception to rape victims.

His surprising veto did not stand. The Massachusetts state Senate voted unanimously to overrule it, and the state House voted 139-16 to do the same.

Romney tried to explain his controversial act by arguing in a Boston Globe op-ed that he did it in order to keep a campaign promise not to change Massachusetts' abortion laws. But the scientific community and longstanding federal policy agree that the morning-after pill cannot end a pregnancy once it has begun. 


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Despite dodges, Romney, Ryan haunted by extremist record: Rachel Maddow points out the clear political and policy connections between the Romney ticket and the extreme, absolutist anti-abortion movement, and encourages the political media to hold Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan to account for their legislative deeds and political associations instead of taking them at their word as they try to distance themselves from their own record...

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Not to mention hypocrisy (& hypocrisy on bailouts)...

Mitt Romney making money from aborted fetuses (i.e. dead pre-born babies)...

And these documents challenge Romney's claim that he left Bain Capital in early 1999.

Earlier this year, Mitt Romney nearly landed in a politically perilous controversy when the Huffington Post reported that in 1999 the GOP presidential candidate had been part of an investment group that invested $75 million in Stericycle, a medical-waste disposal firm that has been attacked by anti-abortion groups for disposing aborted fetuses collected from family planning clinics. Coming during the heat of the GOP primaries, as Romney tried to sell South Carolina Republicans on his pro-life bona fides, the revelation had the potential to damage the candidate's reputation among values voters already suspicious of his shifting position on abortion.


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