Skip to comments.Romneycare! Get your $50.00 Taxpayer Subsidized Abortions Here!
Posted on 01/14/2012 11:10:19 AM PST by Qbert
While rhetorician Mitt Romney charms his way through the 2012 Presidential Campaign, he is banking that you will believe what he says and not look to what his record demonstrates.
Pardon the history lesson here, but isnt this how we got Barack Obama? If he speaks well (and Mitt does), is attractive (and Mitt is), and comes across as the one who can save us all (and he does), hes electable. Nothing more to see here, move along.
Let us ignore his abysmal economic record in the state of Massachusetts in which under his governorship, his state placed third highest in population loss in the country and also was in the bottom three in job creation, only above post Katrina Louisiana and Michigan. In the same vein, lets also ignore his social issues such as his fathering of gay marriage to America as he enacted same-sex marriage with no law in place requiring him to do so.
You see, when you listen to rhetoric versus digging for the facts on a candidate, you may very well be lead to a mistaken conclusion. And the conclusion on life is a strong reason to either vote against, or for, Mitt Romney.
When it comes to the issue of life, maybe Republicans, Independents, Christians and pro-life Democrats have something to hang their hats on in order to draw the line to say no to Romney.
Mitt Romney signed in to law $50.00 taxpayer subsidized co-pay abortions as a part of a healthcare benefit under his signature accomplishment, Romneycare. Thus, if you are against abortion and you are in the state of Massachusetts, you are funding it because there are no exceptions. Could this be one of the reasons for the mass exodus of citizens leaving the state?
Lets review the record:
Ø On his 1994 campaign flyer, Romney lists Retain a womans right to choose as one of his foremost matters.
Ø In 1994 the Boston Globe also reported Romneys stance on the RU-486 abortion pill, quoting Romney as saying I would favor having it available.
Ø During a debate in 1994, Romney stated I believe that abortion should be safe and legal in this country. He further stated I believe that since Roe v. Wade has been the law for 20 years we should sustain and support it.
Ø Romney claimed in 2005 that while he was running for governor in 2002, was personally pro-life yet still had a pro-life conversion in 2004.
Ø After his pro-life conversion based on embryonic stem cell research, Mitt stated that such research does not destroy human life, even though he believes life begins at conception and continued to support such research.
Ø Instituted a health care program in Massachusetts that includes a $50 co-pay for abortion at taxpayers expense, after his "pro-life conversion.
Ø Gave Planned Parenthood an instrumental role on the payment policy board in his Massachusetts healthcare plan, after his "pro-life conversion.
Ø Appointed a pro-choice judge, Matthew Nestor, to a lifetime appointment on a Massachusetts court, after his "pro-life conversion.
If Mitt Romney truly had a conversion to the pro-life position, should not his judicial appointments reflect it? Furthermore, Governor Romney did not fill his additional judicial vacancies when leaving office, unreservedly leaving his liberal predecessor with the honor of making the appointments. If Mitt Romney was even as much as a casual conservative, this dereliction to preserve life in these appointments is completely impeachable.
Even more striking is the claim by MassResistance.org, a website that highly documents the Romney record. According to MassResistance, Notes taken by key leaders of the nations most radical pro-abortion group, the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL), reveal that at a 2002 meeting, Romney assured them he would work to soften the GOP stance on abortion and said that the GOPs pro-life position was killing them.
Conveniently, right before he was gearing up for a presidential run and needed national Republican support, Romney would have a conversion moment and suddenly become pro-life after claiming to examine the stem cell research issue. You do the math.