Skip to comments.Romney Told Catholic Hospitals to Administer Abortion Pills
Posted on 03/28/2012 12:32:29 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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?"
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There are no conservatives in the RINO party anymore. Where do we go?
This got brought up at the last debate, and Romney sweat bullets. He insisted he sat down with “the Cardinal” and worked things out, which never happened according to something I read (I think the links are on my other computer). I have yet to find out just what happened. Are Catholic hospitals giving out contraception? I don’t know.
I see a pattern here. Loudly proclaim opposition, based on principles. Veto a vetoproof bill, making public acclamations. Make public statements about principle.
Then make it happen by executive action.
Like he buys cover in advance for his liberal actions.
Romney vetoed several vetoproof bills, which really just gives him a platform to get publicity.
The RC hospital issue is quite convoluted.
“There are no conservatives in the RINO party anymore. Where do we go?”
He has no chance (of course, neither does Romney), but Virgil Goode, formerly of VA’s 5th District deserves a look by those who also want a third-party option:
IIRC, Romney said it was Cardinal Law he supposedly “sat down with.”
At teh debate, he said that the decision to give Plan B at Catholic hospitals was “voluntary” on the part of the church. I wonder if teh bishop at that time agrees with that assessment?
Romney was, is, and always will be pro-abortion.