Skip to comments.Romney's Dirty Tricks Campaign Makes Santorum's Pro-Life Vote Sound Like a Pro-Abortion Vote.
Posted on 02/11/2012 6:00:21 AM PST by dangus
H.R. 796, which Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich voted for, was intended to preserve the right of pro-lifers to protest at abortion clinics.
In 1993, President Clinton proposed a law, supposedly to protect abortion clinics from violence. In reality, the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act has been used to prevent pro-lifers from coming anywhere near abortion clinics, stifling their first-amendment rights.
Pro-life Republicans and moderate Democrats (they existed back then) attempted passage of H.R. 796 to head off this threat to constitutional liberties. The bill would still create a federal law to prevent the physical obstruction of clinic entrances, but since such behavior certainly violates pre-existing anti-trespassing state laws, that hardly would have added any restrictions to pro-lifers rights. But it would deflate the propaganda of the mainstream media and President Clinton being used to deny pro-lifers their rights.
Keenly aware of this, the pro-abortion lobby opposed it.
Here's the link:
You'll see that the prolifers uniformly supported it, and the pro-abortion fanatics opposing it. You do see several representatives crossing party lines; the Republican "pro-choicers" opposed it, while pro-life Democrats supported it.
I’m even pinging you to this one! Romney is trying to tar Gingrich and Santorum as pro-abortion because they voted for a bill designed to head off Clinton’s push to block pro-lifers’ rights to protest abortion clinics! Please help stop him!
Pretty standard MO for Romney. In 08 they claimed Duncan Hunter was an open border candidate due to a yes vote on a procedural measure in one of the pro amnesty votes. It was basically a yes vote to an add on that the democrats were never going to accept and would kill the bill.
I am coming to loathe Romney almost as much as the president slimlord we have now.
Romney is FINISHED, he has money to spend but no gas (real ideas)available, he's running on EMPTY.
He's just country club boorish now.
Its hard to understand how Coulter could be so enamered with Mutt so as to intentionally turn off so many conservatives and not seem to give a damn. Clearly puts a very different light on her past (pre-Romney) conservative pretences.
Well, It’s not for money. She has plenty. Don’t see it being for ideology. They don’t really share that. So that leaves ......possibly blackmail? Surely there wouldn’t be something in her past that could be used against her??? There must be something else!
Seems Romobamo has an 0bamao way about him.
I’m surprised the leftist media have not shown him with 0’s halo.
Romney’s just being A Severely Conservative presidential candidate.
No doubt Anne sees an opportunity for POWER in her quest.
Sorry for planting any images in your mind, but I can’t help wonder if Couler isn’t simply being a groupie.
By the way, if Romney does get the nomination, he'll dump Ann Coulter faster than last year's prom date.
Not to take anything away from the Romney Slime Machine because I fully believe that there are no depths to which it won’t stoop, but I never put too much credence in revelations about Senate votes. With the ability to add riders to bills, there are many cases where a good bill gets clutter added to it. Often a Senator has to vote for the whole bill even if it contains junk that he or she would never vote for on an individual basis.