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Romney Told Catholic Hospitals to Administer Abortion Pills
http://townhall.com ^ | February 2, 2012 | Terry Jeffrey

Posted on 02/02/2012 9:37:42 PM PST by NKP_Vet

A defining moment in Mitt Romney's post-pro-life-conversion political career came in his third year as governor of Massachusetts, when he decided Catholic hospitals would be required under his interpretation of a new state law to give rape victims a drug that can induce abortions.

Romney announced this decision -- saying it was the "right thing for hospitals" to do -- just two days after he had taken the opposite position.

The story begins in 1975, when Massachusetts enacted a law that said, "No privately controlled hospital .. shall be required to permit any patient to have an abortion ... or to furnish contraceptive devices or information to such patient ... when said services or referrals are contrary to the religious or moral principles of said hospital ... ."

Twenty-seven years later, when Romney was running for governor, he filled out a questionnaire for NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts. It said: "Emergency contraception does not cause abortion. Rather, it prevents pregnancy from occurring. Will you support efforts to increase access to emergency contraception?"

Romney said: "Yes."

The next year, the Massachusetts legislature considered an "emergency contraception" mandate. It would have allowed pharmacists to sell Plan B -- an abortifacient -- without a prescription and without parental consent. It also would have required all hospitals to inform rape victims of the availability of such "emergency contraceptives" and provide them to the rape victim if she wanted them even when they would cause an abortion.

Maria Parker of the Massachusetts Catholic Conference, the public policy organization of the state's Catholic bishops, explained in testimony to the state legislature why Catholic hospitals could not do this"

(Excerpt) Read more at townhall.com ...


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KEYWORDS: abortion; anticatholic; elections; mitt; notbreakingnews; prolife; romney; romneytruthfile
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Wonder how many babies died because Willard the liberal could less about protecting the life of the unborn.
1 posted on 02/02/2012 9:37:50 PM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: NKP_Vet

“Romney Told Catholic Hospitals to Administer Abortion Pills”

Go ahead Romney supporters, tell us how this is a conservative thing to do and not at all like what Obama just pulled.

I dare ya chickens**ts.


2 posted on 02/02/2012 9:42:23 PM PST by Grunthor (Mitt Romney and anyone supporting him can go fornicate themselves with a cactus)
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To: NKP_Vet

Ironically, its Newt or Babies die, and America with them.

Choose the Babies, America.


3 posted on 02/02/2012 9:45:14 PM PST by omega4179 (Internet ID:FU░&#BO)
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To: NKP_Vet

FUMR!!


4 posted on 02/02/2012 9:47:08 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is not just brewing, rebellion is here!!)
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To: Salvation

Your ping list please?


5 posted on 02/02/2012 9:50:14 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: NKP_Vet; onyx; trisham; TheOldLady; DJ MacWoW; JoeProBono; RedMDer; musicman; Lady Jag; MEG33; ...

Romney is no different from Obama when forcing abortion on Catholic hospitals.


6 posted on 02/02/2012 9:52:24 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is not just brewing, rebellion is here!!)
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To: omega4179
Choose the Babies, America.

COUNT on it!!! (from me...)

7 posted on 02/02/2012 9:53:33 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: NKP_Vet; onyx; trisham; TheOldLady; DJ MacWoW; JoeProBono; RedMDer; musicman; Lady Jag; MEG33; ...

And we all know that Romney and his National Healthcare Task Force Czar, Pam Bondi, are trying to push all 50 states to impose RomneyCare-like top-down government forced healthcare plans on their citizens and that taxpayer funded abortion and death panels will be the law of the land imposed on us by REPUBLICANS!!

DON’T LET MITT HAPPEN!!


8 posted on 02/02/2012 9:57:00 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is not just brewing, rebellion is here!!)
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To: NKP_Vet

9 posted on 02/02/2012 9:59:20 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: Jim Robinson

Romney is just a paler shade of Obamao


10 posted on 02/02/2012 9:59:36 PM PST by JDoutrider
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To: Jim Robinson

Bump!


11 posted on 02/02/2012 9:59:47 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Jim Robinson; kalee; TitansAFC; onyx; LuvFreeRepublic; Sea Parrot; SweetCaroline; matthew fuller; ..
Romney is no different from Obama when forcing abortion on Catholic hospitals.

NO ROMNEY! NO WAY!
GO NEWT!
HE NAILED THIS FIRST!

12 posted on 02/02/2012 10:04:59 PM PST by onyx
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To: onyx

bttt


13 posted on 02/02/2012 10:09:03 PM PST by nicmarlo
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To: Jim Robinson; trisham; TheOldLady; DJ MacWoW; JoeProBono; RedMDer; musicman; Lady Jag; MEG33; ...

He’s a baby-murdering lying, SOB, filthy, corrupt b@stard.

STOP ROMNEY NOW!

GO NEWT!
GO TEA PARTY
GO FREE REPUBLIC!


14 posted on 02/02/2012 10:16:09 PM PST by onyx (iT'S)
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To: nicmarlo

Shame, shame, shame on Romney! He and his GOP-E can GTH.


15 posted on 02/02/2012 10:17:57 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: NKP_Vet
A lot of other denominationsa are joining with Catholics against Obama (and thus agaist Romney too) on this issue.

Protestants and Jews declare to White House: We stand with Catholics
Mohler [Southern Baptist] Says Insurance Mandate Not Just 'Catholic' Issue
An Open Letter to President Barack Obama Concerning Recent Tyranny (With Pictures!)
Lincoln bishop: prepare for 'suffering' under HHS mandate
Bishop David Zubik confronts Obama
Obama’s ‘war on the church’

Pope hits out at 'radical secularism'
‘We Will Not Comply’: Catholic Leaders Distribute Letter Slamming Obama Admin Contraceptive Mandate
‘We Will Not Comply’: Catholic Leaders Distribute Letter Slamming Obama Admin Contraceptive Mandate
Bruskewitz: Fight Insurance Ruling [Sebelius a "bitter, fallen away Catholic"]
Letter from Archbishop John G. Vlazny on the matter of freedom of conscience and decisions by HHS
Bishop Olmsted's Letter to Catholics [Catholic Caucus]
Liberty for the Amish & Quakers but not Catholics. . .
Contraception mandate prompts Peoria bishop to instate St. Michael Prayer (Catholic Caucus)
Phoenix bishop (Olmstead): defy feds on birth control
A letter from Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr concerning HHS edict

Speak honestly: abortion is ‘the killing of tiny human beings in the womb’ – Denver bishop
Bishop [Daniel Jenky] Blasts Secularist Intolerance, Calls For ‘Assertive Action’ to Defend Church
(Pittsburgh Bishop Zubik comments:) HHS delays rule on contraceptive coverage
Dolan: Natural law, not religious preference, dictates all life sacred
Religious leaders blast HHS over contraception mandate
Mandated Contraception, Sterilization: Caesar Demands Church Violate Conscience
OBAMA’S CONTEMPT FOR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY (mandates coverage of sterilization & contraception)
Implications of Obama Admin move to force Cath hospitals to provide contraception and sterilizations
Catholic doctors’ group launches petition against contraception mandate
Contraception mandate tramples religious freedom, US bishops say

16 posted on 02/02/2012 10:19:05 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: NKP_Vet

God save us from an Obama or a Romney presidency. Please.


17 posted on 02/02/2012 10:19:26 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: NKP_Vet

“Wonder how many babies died because Willard the liberal could less about protecting the life of the unborn.”

Glenn Beck has urged that Bishop Willard Romney’s efforts to discourage abortion within his LDS ‘church’ is proof that at heart, the bishop is a good and compassionate man. Perhaps Bishop Willard has a drive to make abortions safe and legal for the ‘gentiles’ out there, while his own flock increases.


18 posted on 02/02/2012 10:24:49 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Preparation ZOT for prompt relief from annoying romnoids.)
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To: NKP_Vet

New Gingrich ad that highlights Romney on abortion as well. http://gretawire.foxnewsinsider.com/video/just-in-a-new-gingrich-ad-watch/


19 posted on 02/02/2012 10:25:09 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: NKP_Vet

Someone needs to force him to become say a Baptist or Catholic and see if he doesn’t squeal about His Constitutional rights to practice his beliefs and obey his religious conscience being taken away. Romney being a Mormon doesn’t bother me though. That’s his and The Lord’s business. But the fact he is a Bill Of Rights Ignoring Tyrant does. And that’s my business. NO VOTE FOR MITT FROM ME. Mitt can become as irrelevant as Bob Dole in November 2012 as Bob Dole was in November 96 for all I care.


20 posted on 02/02/2012 10:40:16 PM PST by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: onyx

Yeah....but somehow I think they’re just going to stay around and torment all Americans.


21 posted on 02/02/2012 10:45:50 PM PST by nicmarlo
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To: nicmarlo

I think you’re right.


22 posted on 02/02/2012 10:52:13 PM PST by onyx (Newt)
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To: onyx

Well....all we can do for now, is keep on praying, and keep on talking to people, by whatever mode, about Newt, about Romney....and try to get them to understand what’s right and wrong, respectively, with each of them.


23 posted on 02/02/2012 10:55:47 PM PST by nicmarlo
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To: nicmarlo

Exactly so. Keep praying.


24 posted on 02/02/2012 11:01:30 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: NKP_Vet

Well folks, unless Newt and Rick actively avoid splitting the vote, Romney will win the nomination.

There’s no indication that Rick nor his supporters will join the much larger Newt contingency. Good chance we’re #ed.

Knock ‘em out, Ross Santorum!!!


25 posted on 02/02/2012 11:03:30 PM PST by Gene Eric (C'mon, Virginia -- are you with us or against us?!)
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To: onyx

One good prayer: pray that the scales are removed from the masses’ eyes.


26 posted on 02/02/2012 11:04:48 PM PST by nicmarlo
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To: NKP_Vet
This is another reason that I cannot cast a vote for Romney if it came down to Mitt and Obama. They are much alike. My brain cannot compute to support Romney. No way. No how. Never. How is he escaping all of this.
27 posted on 02/02/2012 11:10:40 PM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: NKP_Vet

Did you read the entire article??? TownHall being decitful.

Deep on page 2: On July 25, 2005, Romney vetoed the bill — even though it was clear his veto would be overridden.

He published an op-ed in the Boston Globe the next day explaining his decision. “The bill does not involve only the prevention of conception,” he wrote. “The drug it authorizes would also terminate life after conception.” Romney said the veto kept his pledge not to change the state’s abortion laws.

....

Romney was the good guy on this Bill....


28 posted on 02/02/2012 11:19:35 PM PST by Bulwinkle (Alec, a.k.a. Daffy Duck)
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To: NKP_Vet
Did you read the entire article??? TownHall being deceitful.

Deep on page 2: On July 25, 2005, Romney vetoed the bill — even though it was clear his veto would be overridden.

He published an op-ed in the Boston Globe the next day explaining his decision. “The bill does not involve only the prevention of conception,” he wrote. “The drug it authorizes would also terminate life after conception.” Romney said the veto kept his pledge not to change the state's abortion laws.

....

Romney was the good guy on this Bill....

29 posted on 02/02/2012 11:20:05 PM PST by Bulwinkle (Alec, a.k.a. Daffy Duck)
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To: JDoutrider

“Romney is just a paler shade of Obamao”

Since there’s no daylight between them, it’s hard to tell what color they are.


30 posted on 02/03/2012 12:28:52 AM PST by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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To: Bulwinkle

The veto was just political posturing— I find his support of NARAL more telling.


31 posted on 02/03/2012 12:29:23 AM PST by sthguard (The DNC theme song: "All You Need is Guv")
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To: Psalm 144
Here is a video where Mitt explains (in a morally confused way) that he and the Mormon church are both Pro-Choice and Pro-Life at the same time:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFkaCji-UDA#t=10m22s

His explanation of being Pro-Choice and Pro-Life at the same time is analogous to a Saudi Arabian who is personally against wife-killing but thinks other husbands should have a choice to kill their wives without government interference.

32 posted on 02/03/2012 12:30:26 AM PST by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: UnwashedPeasant

“His explanation of being Pro-Choice and Pro-Life at the same time is analogous to a Saudi Arabian who is personally against wife-killing but thinks other husbands should have a choice to kill their wives without government interference.”

IOW, he talks out of both sides of his mouth?


33 posted on 02/03/2012 12:40:24 AM PST by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Catholics started the first hospitals in this country, based on the need for women’s health care.

Now being told how to provide “health care” to women.


34 posted on 02/03/2012 2:32:39 AM PST by Mrs. P ("Wonder Woman wears Sarah Palin pajamas." - Blood of Tyrants)
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To: NYer; Salvation

This is an assault against Catholics, and I believe many assume him to go to hell. Romney lost votes of Catholics for sure.


35 posted on 02/03/2012 3:01:54 AM PST by Wiz
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To: NKP_Vet

Romney is not a workable choice. Vote Santorum.


36 posted on 02/03/2012 3:25:30 AM PST by maxwellsmart_agent (I)
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To: sthguard; Bulwinkle; All
...On July 25, 2005, Romney vetoed the bill — even though it was clear his veto would be overridden...“The bill does not involve only the prevention of conception, the drug it authorizes would also terminate life after conception.” Romney said the veto kept his pledge not to change the state's abortion laws.
....
Romney was the good guy on this Bill....


The veto was just political posturing— I find his support of NARAL more telling.


*BINGO*
37 posted on 02/03/2012 4:03:32 AM PST by mkjessup (A loser to a loser who now endorses that loser is a loser. <-- iow, NO Romney, No WAY!)
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To: Psalm 144; Jim Robinson; onyx; STARWISE; LucyT

We all need to start using Bishop in front of romney’s name. After all it is his correct title and could not be considered negative campaigning. It’s true.

Bishop Romney says.....
BISHOP Romney does....

Gets the message out.


38 posted on 02/03/2012 4:37:50 AM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God: Newt, and Sarah will be right next to you.)
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To: NKP_Vet

the establishment back a guy where his own voting numbers are lower than the last election, they back a guy which has ignored the base and they think we will support him, no way, they back a guy which cannot win even his own state and the only state he might get is NH out of the north east.

They back a guy which has so many flip flops that he will be ripped apart, they back a guy which has no concept of how the average person on the street feels, spends their money or works very hard.

They back a guy which is the typical stereotype of what the left says republicans are, they back a guy which has never served, no military, stands on liberal social issues.

They back a guy which has pissed and made fun of the base and has done no outreach to conservatives, they back a guy which has no clue about the constitution , our history, they back a guy which does not bring any core groups in military, blacks hispanics

AND THEY THINK HE CAN WIN.

Yet again the RNC, GOP show that they have no clue how the real person down south, and the midwest feels or thinks and if they got out of their north east beltway elitist circles they would find to and they would find out we don’t want a MA liberal so he can appoint liberal judges


39 posted on 02/03/2012 5:11:04 AM PST by manc (FOX, DRUDGE, HAS BEEN DISGUSTING IN THEIR BIASED ATTACKS V NEWT. I HATE OUR BIASED LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: onyx

it sickens me to no end that we have a liberal socially and a man from MA the elitist establishment who has no clue what it is like for you and I going for food shopping, where we watch what we spend and we look after our families without spending too stupid.

Maybe up there in the north east and the beltway they don’t care about men touching me in the street, or saying they are married, maybe they don’t about any social issues because they meet these people at their elitist cocktail parties but you know what.

Down here we do care , we do have social issues as we believe the backbone of this country is the family and the communists knew this too and that is why on their 1963 rules they went and targeted the traditional family.

The north east and the belt way is not all of America and if they actually got out of there for a year or two they would understand that.

Boy am I sick of them shoving their guy onto us and then saying we should unite, no way.
If Newt or Sarah etc had won the nomination the establishment would not help them so why should us act like sheep and help them after they attack us.

I’d have loved Allen west, or Rubio, to have run with Sarah, or even two of the three

it would have brought FL for us, women, hispanics, and the most important the conservative base.

Instead we are left with this


40 posted on 02/03/2012 5:18:47 AM PST by manc (FOX, DRUDGE, HAS BEEN DISGUSTING IN THEIR BIASED ATTACKS V NEWT. I HATE OUR BIASED LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: cva66snipe
Romney being a Mormon doesn’t bother me though.

Do some research on Mormonism, and you may change your mind. I can't imagine having as Commander-in-Chief someone who believes such heresies.

41 posted on 02/03/2012 5:50:43 AM PST by CASchack
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To: NKP_Vet; netmilsmom; thefrankbaum; Tax-chick; GregB; saradippity; Berlin_Freeper; Litany; ...
Obamacare = Romneycare.

Catholic Ping
Please freepmail me if you want on/off this list


42 posted on 02/03/2012 6:13:08 AM PST by NYer ("Be kind to every person you meet. For every person is fighting a great battle." St. Ephraim)
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To: CASchack

It would be UNPRECEDENTED, like America’s first MUSLIM president.


43 posted on 02/03/2012 7:04:16 AM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: ReneeLynn

Amen!


44 posted on 02/03/2012 7:08:05 AM PST by butterdezillion
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To: UnwashedPeasant

Everyone should watch this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7y2KsU_dhwI


45 posted on 02/03/2012 7:11:09 AM PST by butterdezillion
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To: CASchack

“Do some research on Mormonism, and you may change your mind. I can’t imagine having as Commander-in-Chief someone who believes such heresies”

then why not vote Obama? our “born” again leader.

[or better yet: send a donation to the Gingrich campaign]


46 posted on 02/03/2012 7:31:44 AM PST by IWONDR
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To: omega4179
Ironically, its Newt or Babies die, and America with them. Choose the Babies, America.

It would be nice if it were so simple. Exactly what action do you believe Newt could take as President which would make abortion illegal in the United States?

ML/NJ

47 posted on 02/03/2012 7:36:46 AM PST by ml/nj
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To: Jim Robinson
Romney is no different from Obama when forcing abortion on Catholic hospitals.

Can you tell me any substantive difference between 0bama and R0mney?

48 posted on 02/03/2012 7:39:14 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: manc

“They back a guy which has so many flip flops that he will be ripped apart”

If the Republican nominee is Mitt, someone needs to catalogue and hammer home the flip flops of Obama on everything from his 2008 campaign promises to his governance as President, as counterpoint to the Chicago machine attacks on the GOP nominee.


49 posted on 02/03/2012 7:39:35 AM PST by IWONDR
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To: Mrs. P
Now being told how to provide “health care” to women.

Pregnancy is not a disease. Abortion is not health care. Abortion is murder.

Fertility is not a disease. Contraceptives are not health care. Contraceptives are poison.

You probably already know this ... I post it for those who don't.

50 posted on 02/03/2012 7:43:34 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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