Skip to comments.Romney's Remarks At The MA Citizens For Life Mother's Day Pioneer Valley Dinner (May 10)
Posted on 05/20/2007 6:37:58 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
It's a honor to be with you and be with people who exemplify the pro-life values throughout their lives.
"I believe it's an honor to receive this award, as you can imagine.
"I recognize that it is awarded for where I am on the issue of life, not for where I've been.
"And I respect the fact that you arrived at this place of principle a long, long time ago.
"And I appreciate the fact that you're inclined to honor someone who arrived here only a few years ago.
"I'm evidence that your work, that your relentless campaign to promote the sanctity of human life, bears fruit.
"And I do follow, as Kevin indicated, a long line of converts - George Herbert Walker Bush, Henry Hyde, Ronald Reagan. Each of them made meaningful contributions to this cause.
"It is instructive to see the double standard at work here. When a pro-life figure changes to pro-choice, it hardly gets a mention. But when someone becomes pro-life, the pundits go into high dudgeon.
(Excerpt) Read more at mittromney.com ...
This goes back a little over a week, but still bears reading.
Don't forget self-important, preening, ersatz pro-lifers like Eternal Vigilance.
Oh, they love to talk about how much they revere the life of the unborn. But they will not allow anyone to convert to the cause. They don't want allies, I guess. The fewer, the better. Ideally, only they and a few of their friends would be allowed to profess pro-life beliefs.
Pretty selective "reverence" if you ask me.
Many people have turned their backs on pro-abort views over the past fifteen years.
Some more good news on Romney to brighten your day.
You’re really in a gloating mood, it appears.
Don't tell EV. He doesn't want any allies or friends in the cause.
Just spreading cheer and good news among those who revere and seek to protect the life of the unborn. Happy to have a good man like Mitt counted among our number!
Come back when Precious actually helps us expand the party. Y’know, what he FAILED 100% to do in Ratsachusetts. No cut and run RINO flipfloppers for President.
If Precious had to lose his position du jour to win the Presidency, he'd dump it in the trash faster than a fetus in an abortionist clinic.
Anyone who wants can “convert” to the pro-life cause. Just don’t expect them to be made the leader of it after a 35 year public record as an abortion supporter. The rest of your personal attack doesn’t merit a response.
I used to think you were more intelligent than that . Maybe I was wrong . Do you really think that you can Govern Mass like a staunch Conservative with an overwhelmingly Liberal legislature ?
It's a very fine speech. The award referred to at the beginning of the speech is the 2007 Mullins Award for Outstanding Political Leadership given to Gov. Romney by Massachusetts Citizens for Life.
Romney's remarks at the end of the speech are especially important:
"Make no mistake: abortion and same-sex marriage are not rights to be discovered in the Constitution.
"I think Chief Justice John Roberts put it best at his confirmation hearing. He described the role of a judge. He said, 'Judges and Justices are servants of the law, not the other way around. Judges are like umpires,' he said. 'Umpires don't make the rules, they apply the rules...and I will remember that it's my job,' he said, 'to call balls and strikes and not to pitch or bat.'
"That's my kind of judge and that's the kind I'd appoint.
"On the tenth anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Ronald Reagan observed that the Court's decision had not yet settled the abortion debate. It had become as he said, 'a continuing prod to the conscience of a nation.'
"And now, more than thirty years later, that is still the case. Honored court decisions haven't settled this question, but have further divided the nation. And Roe v. Wade continues to work its destructive logic throughout our society.
"This can't continue.
"At the heart of American democracy is the principle that the most fundamental decisions should ultimately be decided by the people themselves.
"We're a decent people who have a commitment to the worth and dignity of every person, ingrained in our hearts and etched in our national purpose.
"So these are the challenges that face the next President: strengthening our country and our families, protecting marriage and human life and preserving for our children the true blessings of liberty.
"These are noble purposes, worthy of a great people.
Oh wow , so now nobody can come around to the good side ? You won’t even accept someone who is willing to embrace your point of view ? Self defeatist ....
You guys are really desparate, aren’t you.
No one has said that radical pro-abort former Governors like Romney can’t see the light.
We’re saying that:
A) His “conversion” is too darned convenient for words, and
B) Even if he were sincere, he’s far from qualified to lead our movement, our party, or be President of the United States. Newbies don’t go straight into top leadership. It ain’t the way the world works.
How much money did Mitt Romney give to that particular pro-life organization?
Romney is the only movement Conservative out there . He is the only one willing to advance the Conservative Reagan philosophy , and he will energetically do it like no other ...
Get used to it ....THE ROMNEY REVOLUTION ....YOU IN ... ?
Quck Question: What is a "movement Conservative?"
From my homepage section on Abortion and Sanctity of Life:
Gov. Romney made a $15,000 contribution in 2006 to the pro-life group Massachusetts Citizens for Life from the Tyler Charitable Foundation, a joint family trust of Mitt and Ann Romney. They also donated $10,000 to the Massachusetts Family Institute during the same time period.
Massachusetts Citizens for Life recently gave Gov. Romney their 2007 Mullins Award for Outstanding Political Leadership presented at the Mother's Day Pioneer Valley Dinner where Romney delivered the keynote speech.
Ann Romney serves as co-chairman of the Massachusetts Citizens for Life capital campaign.
The Tyler Charitable Foundation has donated more than $2.9 million to more than 40 healthcare groups, schools, and other charitable organizations since 1999.