CNN: A Look Inside Romney's Views As Governor
INFORMATION ABOUT THE "MODERATE" THAT THE GOP STOOD BEHIND WITHOUT QUESTION FOR MANY MONTHS:
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-edthat 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.
Mitt Romney making money from aborted fetuses (i.e. dead pre-born babies):
Romney Invested in Medical-Waste Firm That Disposed of Aborted Fetuses, Government Documents Show 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.
From Mother Jones: "Under Ryan's pro-life bill, a rapist could go to court and prevent his victim from getting an abortion."
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