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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 ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
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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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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“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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