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Obama attacks Romney on abortion stance, campaign calls new ad false
Fox News ^ | July 7, 2012

Posted on 07/08/2012 2:20:46 PM PDT by NYer

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The Obama campaign began airing a TV ad Saturday in key election states attacking Mitt Romney for his stances on abortion and Planned Parenthood that was immediately rebuked by the Romney campaign as “viciously” negative and false.

The 30-second spot titled “Troubled” is airing in Virginia and seven other swing states.

“Every woman who believes decisions about our bodies and our health-care should be our own is troubled Mitt Romney supports overturning Roe v. Wade,” says a female voice at the beginning of the ad. “Romney backed a law that outlaws all abortions, even in cases of rape and incest.”;

Romney, though, has not taken that position publicly.

In response, the Romney campaign pointed to Romney’s op-ed last year in the National Review titled “My Pro-Life Pledge” in which he said abortion should be “limited to only instances of rape, incest or to save the life of a mother.”

The campaign also argued the ad began airing the day after a U.S. unemployment report that showed the jobless rate remains at 8.2 percent.

“It’s no coincidence that a day after a disastrous jobs report, the Obama campaign drops viciously negative and false ads against Gov. Romney desperate to change the subject,” spokeswoman Amanda Henneberg told FoxNews.com. “The economy has gone negative on President Obama, so he has decided to go negative on Mitt Romney.”

The ad also includes a video clip of Romney in which the GOP presidential candidate appears to imply he will get rid of Planned Parenthood, which the ad states provides “life-saving cancer screenings.”

Romney made clear after making the statement in March that if elected he would cut federal funding to, but not eliminate Amtrak and National Endowment for the Arts to reduce the federal debt.

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1 posted on 07/08/2012 2:20:59 PM PDT by NYer
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To: wagglebee; little jeremiah

Ping!


2 posted on 07/08/2012 2:21:35 PM PDT by NYer (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? - St. Augustine)
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To: NYer

Obama’s running on empty. They have nothing even remotely legitimate to put int heir ads...either positive about their record. Or legitimate charges against the GOP House or Romney.


3 posted on 07/08/2012 2:22:59 PM PDT by ilgipper ( November cannot come soon enough)
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To: NYer

Stupid, lying ad by Team Obama and a good, factual and most of all, immediate response from the Romney team that points out Obama is trying to deflect criticism from his mishandling of the U.S. economy. Obama only further hurts his already-thin credibility with undecided voters when he tries to lie his way to re-election with rubbish that is easily refuted for the falsehood it is. Obama’s desperation is showing.


4 posted on 07/08/2012 2:28:06 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: NYer

Mitt, The Mute, will not mention that Obama voted to let babies die of thirst after a botched abortion. What a thoroughly EVIL man Obama is, and how fortunate for him that a weak man is his opponent.


5 posted on 07/08/2012 2:29:07 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: NYer

Everyone has known all along that Obama was going to run a smear campaign because he cannot run on his record. The Romney team is just going to have to stay on top of their game and counter every false ad IMMEDIATELY!!!


6 posted on 07/08/2012 2:30:49 PM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: NYer

I am so glad we nominated a RINO wimp, once a again. He has no clue how to battle the Chicago thugs. Nor does his team.

I never thought it could be possible. But I think Obama will win. I am more convinced of it today. After all the bad economic news, Romney is now the one on the defense and sliding in the polls.

Romney seemed far more in his comfort zone attacking the likes of Newt, Perry, and Santorum than he is in fighting the ultra-rich target of Obama (i.e. Rev Wright off the table).

Unless he gets off his butt and stops with the “he’s a nice guy, just in over his head” routine, he’s going to get smoked.


7 posted on 07/08/2012 2:31:20 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: NYer

I still like the guy on the radio’s idea. Mitt needs to do only one ad. “At least I don’t eat dog!” It’s going to be that kind of campaign. None of those Flukers are going to want to talk about jobs and the economy.


8 posted on 07/08/2012 2:36:50 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Help reduce voter fraud in America! If you see something, say something!)
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To: NYer

I’m trying to figure out why so many people here on FR say that there is no difference between Romney and Obama on abortion.

If that’s the case, then how does anything mentioned in this article make sense?

And if it is not the case, then why do they keep saying it?


9 posted on 07/08/2012 2:46:39 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: NYer

>> “Romney backed a law that outlaws all abortions, even in cases of rape and incest.”;

And hasn’t the jackass stated that he supports letting unwanted babies born alive die through technical forms of neglect?


10 posted on 07/08/2012 2:55:42 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: NYer; wagglebee; onyx; trisham; TheOldLady; RedMDer

Romney can’t win on this. Anything he says is an outright lie!!

As governor and for 30 years prior he supported abortion as a “right.” Now that he wants to run as a Republican for president, he has to claim that he is pro-life! And apparently, he has no idea what that even means, much less does he believe in it.


11 posted on 07/08/2012 2:58:29 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: NYer

My questions:

Does Mitt Romney support eliminating funding to Planned Parenthood? If not, he’s not the candidate for me.

Does Mitt Romney support the overturn of Roe vs. Wade? If not, he is not the candidate for me.

Does Mitt Romney believe abortion is wrong? No exceptions? If not, I don’t trust him any more than the rest of the pro-abort crowd who make lists of “reasonable reasons to kill an unborn baby”.


12 posted on 07/08/2012 3:00:29 PM PDT by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

Romeny is, and will continue to campaign as a limp-wristed, pansy, loser just like the previous GOP candidate for POTUS.

Obama has provided ample ammunition that is 100% factual to use as cannon fodder enough for several elections. Romney continues to lob softballs and cotton candy, while Obama throws massive fireballs, mud balls, and artillery (the media and most Americans don’t care about the truth, or are too stupid to know any different... or maybe lazy).


13 posted on 07/08/2012 3:05:45 PM PDT by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: txrefugee
Mitt, The Mute

Love it! The man stands to win the presidency. You would expect anyone with such strong backing to show some spine. Instead, he limps through his campaign.

Hey Mitt! Light a fire and take FULL advantage of your edge over the worst president in America's history.

14 posted on 07/08/2012 3:07:33 PM PDT by NYer (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? - St. Augustine)
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To: rogue yam

“I’m trying to figure out why so many people here on FR say that there is no difference between Romney and Obama on abortion.”

Because he has a long record of having Obama’s pro-choice position. He even gave his own money to the cause and signed pro-abortion legislation...just like Obama.

But like everything else, you’ll ignore that because ‘you believe” what he says, and not what he does.

Or do you deny his documented history Yam?


15 posted on 07/08/2012 3:10:44 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: NYer

Even if these ads lie we have millions of brain dead Democrats that still believe the world is flat. And they do not have the ability to change.


16 posted on 07/08/2012 3:11:55 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: NYer

Romney on abortion...

http://youtu.be/a9IJUkYUbvI


17 posted on 07/08/2012 3:16:47 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: NYer
 

18 posted on 07/08/2012 3:22:18 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: txrefugee

19 posted on 07/08/2012 3:23:33 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: NYer
totem

The problem we're stuck with is Willard has more positions than the Kama Sutra.

20 posted on 07/08/2012 3:23:41 PM PDT by LaybackLenny (Principles aren't worth a bucket of warm spit. I'm voting Romney. God help me.)
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To: Jim Robinson

And as we get closer to the election, the attacks from the Dems will increase, laying bare, and with full mainstream media backing, all his issues. It may well be the first honest thing the MSM and DNC has done in 50 years, but it will kill the Republican party.

This is just the beginning of the nightmare Jim. And it makes every Republican look like a total idiot. Unfortunately it makes the rest of us look every bit as stupid, even though conservatives didn’t want him to begin with. That’s the one little detail the MSM will leave out in their assault.

But I guess there will still be plenty of rocket surgeons running around FR slamming you, me and everyone else sticking to what we believe in, rather than joining them in their suicide.


21 posted on 07/08/2012 3:27:11 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: rogue yam

Wouldn’t be so hard to understand if you were truly a pro-life, pro-family, pro-constitutionally limited government conservative FIRST rather than a True Blue my party right or wrong any big tent RINO/Statist will do Republican.


22 posted on 07/08/2012 3:35:14 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: NYer

“Every citizen should be free to decide on his own whether to (own a slave) (have an abortion) (commit a heinous crime) (fill in the blank).”


23 posted on 07/08/2012 4:01:07 PM PDT by bboop (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? St. Augustine)
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To: NYer

Cat fight!


24 posted on 07/08/2012 4:07:45 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the StatistI)
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To: Norm Lenhart; Jim Robinson
"This is just the beginning of the nightmare Jim. And it makes every Republican look like a total idiot."

Doesn't it make you the least uncomfortable that you are in lockstep agreement with the msm and the dnc?
25 posted on 07/08/2012 4:12:13 PM PDT by JoSixChip (We had an opportunity to get Newt, but you blew it and now we get mitt.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Jim, again you post something to me that really makes no sense and relies on personal attacks rather than facts and reason.

Romney is running on the platform that Roe v. Wade was wrongly decided and that he will appoint the kind of originalist justices who will agree with him on this.

Obama’s stated position on Roe v. Wade is precisely the opposite of Romney’s, and Obama’s record of federal judicial appointments shows that he means exactly what he says.

It is a plain fact that Romney’s stated policy on Roe v. Wade differs from Obama’s. No amount of nonsense posted by you or anyone else changes that one whit.

So the issue then becomes, how much will a Pres. Romney follow through on his currently-stated anti-Roe position? You and the other anti-Romneys say “not at all”.

Well, fine. That is your estimation and obviously you are entitled to it.

As I have said before, I expect Romney to follow through on his anti-Roe position to some degree greater than not at all. Thus I expect a Romney Presidency to be more pro-life than an Obama second term.

Believing this does not make me a “True Blue my party right or wrong any big tent RINO/Statist will do Republican” or any other silly, nonsensical labels.

What it makes me is a pro-life conservative who happens to think that Obama’s defeat would be better for the pro-life cause than would his re-election.


26 posted on 07/08/2012 4:15:08 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: JoSixChip

What makes me more than a little ‘uncomfortable’ is that anyone on this site would rather America were fed a lie.

Do you feel it’s acceptable that Mitt Romney’s record remain off the record and off limits? I don’t remember people on FR screaming that Obama’s records should be kept private. Nor do I remember anyone on FR thinking that campaigning/voting for anyone under false pretenses was a good idea.

Until Mitt came along. Suddenly it’s all the rage. I guess some people don’t think it matters as long as it’s ‘our’ liberal getting elected.


27 posted on 07/08/2012 4:16:58 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: NYer

28 posted on 07/08/2012 4:17:48 PM PDT by GloriaJane (Pro Choice = Pro Death - Pro Life = Pro LIFE!)
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To: Norm Lenhart
"What makes me more than a little ‘uncomfortable’ is that anyone on this site would rather America were fed a lie."

Right, because those of us who don't agree with you, JR, msm and the dnc just lack your superior intellect. You might better serve your cause by getting behind a Congressional race, rather then continue to whine about a battle you have already lost.
29 posted on 07/08/2012 4:25:17 PM PDT by JoSixChip (We had an opportunity to get Newt, but you blew it and now we get mitt.)
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To: JoSixChip

I haven’t lost anything. I still have my integrity. That’s something an ABO cannot say.

Oh, they say it. But it’s as meaningless as them claiming that a conservative can vote for a lib without abandoning what he believes in. Unless they believe in liberalism to begin with. Thus they aren’t conservative to begin with.

But feel free to campaign and support a man who carers to the abortion and homosexual groups. It’s not my conscience or soul to throw away. It’s yours. Be my guest.


30 posted on 07/08/2012 4:33:17 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks NYer.


31 posted on 07/08/2012 4:35:30 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: rogue yam; All

Salve

I have one question, only one and it is yes or no answer. None of (maybe, well, sure, should be, could be, nonetheless, furthermore, in coherence of, therefore and more)

If woman gets pregnant of her lust with man who she needs to enjoy her moment of pleasure, and decides to murder a child, and politicians, system, laws, majority of woman screaming is my body (while they decide faith of other body inside her), groups, doctors, nurses, media and more – is this not a murder of first degree?

Before I will continue this conversation I would like answer Yes or No?

Merci.


32 posted on 07/08/2012 4:38:44 PM PDT by MCSP2008 (Romanian native > ESL)
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To: MCSP2008; rogue yam

Good luck getting him to answer honestly..

I’ll let his words to a simple question do the talking

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2902450/posts?page=239#239

BTW, the question was ‘How and a conservative vote for a liberal without abandoning his conservative beliefs?”

He’s been lying across several threads claiming the above answered the question, had been called on it by others, and pushes right ahead with the lie.


33 posted on 07/08/2012 4:52:50 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: rogue yam

Yeah, he’s running on a platform, but it’s all a lie. Look at his fricken abortionist/homosexualist record!! You can’t just sweep that crap away!! Sheesh!!

Well, maybe those with big blue blinders can.


34 posted on 07/08/2012 5:01:02 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Norm Lenhart; rogue yam

Salve

I will wait, before moving to full conversation.

Decisions are in your hands, all I can do is pray.

Merci.


35 posted on 07/08/2012 5:25:07 PM PDT by MCSP2008 (Romanian native > ESL)
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To: TheBattman

>>No exceptions?<<

Even life of the mother if the baby is going to die anyway?
Tubal pregnancy?

I’m not talking “mental health” crap. Or PIH that can be overcome with a stay in the hospital until the baby is viable. I’m talking real “life of the mother” issues like a tubal pregnancy. Is that something you would not allow?


36 posted on 07/08/2012 5:30:30 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: MCSP2008

I don’t really understand your question.

This is probably because of the language barrier.

I don’t speak Romanian, although I have been to Romania and liked it very much.

I believe that abortion is immoral. The only time that abortion is not immoral is when it is medically necessary to save the life of the mother. Genuine cases such as this are exceedingly rare.

Also, I believe that Roe v. Wade (the U.S. Supreme Court decision that overturned all state laws outlawing abortion) was wrongly decided and should itself be overturned.


37 posted on 07/08/2012 5:35:09 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: LaybackLenny

38 posted on 07/08/2012 5:40:56 PM PDT by Bikkuri (Choose, a communist, socialist or Patriot)
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To: netmilsmom
OK - so make an exception for that one specific condition... that automatically becomes "for the health of the mother", which is right back into the great big lie. Where do or can you draw the line? Truth be told, ectopic pregnancies are not necessarily the death sentence so many make it out to be. STATISTICS Currently, up to 1 of every 50-60 pregnancies is estimated to be ectopic.*** Over 100,000 ectopic pregnancies were reported in the US in 1992. 1 out of 2000 ectopic pregnancies ended in the death of the mother for the 1970′s and 1980′s. The mortality rate has fallen even lower in recent years due to advances in medical care. Recent estimates put it at ~3 in 10,000. At least 14 studies have documented that 68 to 77 percent of ectopic pregnancies resolve without intervention (American Academy of Family Physicians). Tubal rupture occurs in approximately 20% of cases. The statistics seem to indicate that this is the number of women whose initial symptom is tubal rupture, i.e. they receive no treatment at all prior to rupture. Studies indicate that another 10-30% may experience rupture while under medical care. Contrary to popular belief, death from rupture is rare where medical attention is available. In the US, 25-50 women die from ectopic pregnancy each year out of about 100,000 reported cases.
39 posted on 07/08/2012 7:46:31 PM PDT by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: NYer

the Obama campaign isn’t just airing these regular run of air in the battleground states, but also on cable networks nationwide including Lifetime, TV Land, etc...all without a response from Romney. The Romney campaign apparently has a cash advantage - it is time they started using it. This “holding the money” strategy is not going to work if he has already been successfully redefined by Obama even if he has a huge advantage as far as cash in the final stretch...he will have already lost.


40 posted on 07/08/2012 7:47:57 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: TheBattman

>>In the US, 25-50 women die from ectopic pregnancy each year out of about 100,000 reported cases. <<

Because one can remove the tube without a legal ramification to the abortion.

No matter what the embryo must be aborted. It can’t be moved (yet).

Look, I’m Catholic. I’m as Pro-life as you get. Out protesting with the yellow balloon, the whole nine yards. But even the Vatican states that if the life of the mother will be lost (like dead, really dead, not just uncomfortable) and the only outcome is that both mother and child will die, they pick the least harm.

That’s the ONLY exception I want. And tightened up so there are no loopholes.


41 posted on 07/08/2012 9:41:30 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: TheBattman

And we’ll have you and your ilk to thank for four more years of the moonbats...


42 posted on 07/08/2012 9:44:23 PM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: nhwingut
If you are such a political genius, why don't you run for governor of NH or at least state assembly (there's what... 400 seats??) and show us all how it's done?

Of course you won't. You're all hat and no cattle.

43 posted on 07/08/2012 10:45:13 PM PDT by 92nina
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To: Jim Robinson; NYer; wagglebee; onyx; trisham; TheOldLady; RedMDer
Romney can’t win on this. Anything he says is an outright lie!!

I don't know whether we should laugh or cry. Romney is in a pickle here but he's the GOP-E's pickle and he's his own pickle, not ours.

Gosh, who didn't see this coming?

44 posted on 07/09/2012 3:40:48 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY- IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: onyx
Well, I have been calling Romney "the designated loser" since it became obvious that the GOPe was lying, cheating, and stealing to get him the nomination. I don't know how they live with themselves. All that mammon from such an evil $orouce will be nothing before God.
45 posted on 07/09/2012 4:48:45 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: rogue yam

Romney is worse than the openly pro-gay marriage/pro-abortion “conservative” PM David Cameron over here.

Cameron’s positions are out of lock-step with some of his party but are based on clearly articulated although obviously misguided principles. Someone like that can be morally reasoned with.

Romney has never had a position, platform or principle he wasn’t willing to abandon or contradict the moment he thought it politically expedient to do so.

Somewhere there is GOP-E power broker grinning to himself while thinking “Yeah, those right wing nuts might say they’re against Romney, but they’ll vote for him in the end, just like they did McCain and others, because they’ll talk themselves into believing apocalyptic nonsense like ‘there won’t be elections in 4 years’ or some such.”

If you prove them right once again there will be no end to RINO’ism. There only way to bring these people to heel is a demonstration that unless they uphold fundamental conservative principles they can expect no support from conservatives.

When elections are won and lost by 5-8% margins, those who turn out reliably should be calling the shots, not getting played like fiddles by elitist power brokers.


46 posted on 07/09/2012 6:16:16 AM PDT by gzzimlich
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To: TheOldLady

In the End, there will be perfect justice.
Take heart in that.


47 posted on 07/09/2012 6:19:22 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

Yes, thank you.


48 posted on 07/09/2012 6:22:08 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Jim Robinson; NYer; onyx; trisham; TheOldLady; RedMDer
Romney can’t win on this. Anything he says is an outright lie!!

This reminds me of George Wallace trying to say he was no longer a racist back in the 1970s.

As governor and for 30 years prior he supported abortion as a “right.” Now that he wants to run as a Republican for president, he has to claim that he is pro-life! And apparently, he has no idea what that even means, much less does he believe in it.

The GOP (at least on the national level) has become nothing more than a shell of what it once was.

Mitt Romney accomplishments as a LIBERAL can only be matched by the likes of FDR and LBJ.

Socialized medicine with taxpayer-funded abortion, homosexual "marriage", faltering economy when the rest of the nation was booming, gun grabbing and the like are things that the Kennedys and Clintons had tried for decades. The reason the Democrats hate Romney is because HE SHOULD BE ONE OF THEM.

49 posted on 07/09/2012 6:24:26 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: netmilsmom

Yours (and the vatican’s) position is impossible to implement. “Life of the mother” is still a wild card/trump card.

Reality is, EVERY pregnancy is a threat to the life of the mother. Each year, women die in pregnancy/childbirth with absolutely no warning signs.


50 posted on 07/10/2012 8:15:52 PM PDT by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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