Skip to comments.Romney: ‘I’m in favor of legal abortion for health and life of mother,’ rape, incest
Posted on 08/30/2012 7:54:11 AM PDT by IbJensen
MICHIGAN, August 28, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney told an interviewer this week that he supports legal abortion in cases that threaten either life or health of mother, as well as rape and incest.
The former Massachusetts governor emphasized his differences with the GOP platform position on abortion, which embraces a pro-life position without exceptions, during a CBS interview at a campaign stop in Michigan.
The platform as written at this convention for the Republicans does not allow for exceptions on abortion with regard to the health of the mother or rape or incest. Is that where you are? asked CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley.
No. My position has been clear throughout this campaign. Im in favor of abortion being legal in the case of rape and incest, and the health and life of the mother, said Romney.
The candidate, expected to receive the Republican nomination on Thursday, said the abortion issue does not belong in the political arena and is a question for the courts: But recognize, this is a decision that will be made by the Supreme Court. The Democrats try and make this a political issue every four years, but this is a matter in the courts. Its been settled for some time in the courts.
Ive come down on the side of life. I respect people who have a different point of view. ... But this issue of life is an important one. And we have different views on this and people should consider them, he said.
Romney is what is commonly referred to as a Moderate, which means he straddles both sides of the line and stands for very little.
That being said, there is no choice as I see it..we have to get Obama out of the White House. Romney is at this point the lesser of two evils.
If we keep voting for the lesser of two evils, then evil will never leave the White Hut. We will never see any quality candidates because the party leaders know we will vote for someone as we prefer a slow death.
Romney is abortion for rape, incest, and health of mother.
Obama is abortion for rape, incest, health, and convenience of mother.
Please tell me how Romney is not Obama-lite?
I don’t care about Romney’s position on abortion, right now. All I care about is getting Obama out of office and the economy back on track. Social issues will have to be ironed out later. There is no way that social issues will ever be ironed out if Obama is re-elected.
So, save it for later, or we may find ourselves having to fight the UN over social issues. That is the Progressive goal. They even have a One World Religion all designed and ready to go. How’re you going to like that?
“...for the health of the mother...”
That effectively means unrestricted abortion. “health” is such a nebulous term.
If I have a baby, my hair will fall out.
If I have a baby, I will get depressed.
If I have a baby, I will gain weight.
If I have a baby, I won’t be able to sleep.
If I have a baby, I might get a headache.
If I have a baby, I could get a hangnail.
The bottom line is that Romney is Pro Baby Butchering.
This is identical to what GHW Bush said in the 80’s. It was lilly livered then and it still is today. But given the choice of this “position” and one where abortion is actually encouraged anytime day or night, I’ll take the “straddler”.
Obama is in favor of killing not only the unborn, but newly born.
Essentially, they both see nothing wrong with the senseless, bloody slaughter of 3,300 Americans every day . . . but this old canard of "health and life of mother, rape and incest" is inexcusable. In each of those cases, a perfectly innocent and defenseless human being is ruthlessly slaughtered and the "perp" goes free including the "mother" who arranged for the slaughter.
Murder, is murder, is murder. I was never in favor of Romney being our nominee since he's a 100% bleeding heart liberal. Once again, it'll be with my nose pinched that I vote in November. But anything to get that big eared illegal alien out of our White House.
“I dont care about Romneys position on abortion, right now.”
While you may not care about Romney’s position on abortion, I bet the babies that are sucked out of their mommy’s wombs with a vacuum do have opinions on Romney’s view on Baby Killing.
If the option is to support banning 99% of abortions with a reasonable chance of success, or to insist upon banning 100% of abortions with almost no chance of success, I know what the path to take in a republic is.
Romney cannot do anything about those babies, anyway, nothing.
“I’m voting for Romney because I want to see Progressive Zombie heads explode when Obama loses.”
Under Romney, heads will explode and they will not be the heads of progressives, but the heads of babies as their mommies order abortionists to pierce their baby’s heads with a sharp object and vacuum him or her out of her womb.
Romney: Im in favor of legal abortion for health and life of mother, rape, incest
Of course he is...
Willard is for all kinds of reasons for abortion...
Willlard never met an act of abortion he didnt like...
Ok, so the choice is exploding baby heads only vs. baby & progressive heads. I’m voting to explode more heads.
nonsporting makes the key point. “Health of the mother” is a phrase used to allow unlimited abortion.
Romney is also pro-homosexual agenda.
The Republican Party has nominated someone who holds views that are the polar opposite of mine on issues that are most important to me. Now the Republican Party wants me to vote for him.
Not going to happen.
Once you have someone as liberal as Romney as the nominee, the “fear factor” of “not voting for our guy allows theirs to win” just doesn’t hold the same fear that it once did in the past.
A President Romney could promote the Culture of Life and encourage women not to murder their babies.
A President Romney could appoint Pro Life judges.
A President Romney may be able to execute executive orders limiting abortion.
Instead, a President Romney will condone Millions of Babies being Murdered.
With Romney in office, progressives will still have their voice in the WH. Their heads will remain intact, sorry about taking away that joy from you.
“Romney cannot do anything about those babies, anyway, nothing.”
But he “could” do something about the babies in the future. He will not do anything to save babies. Anyone who is excited that Obama will be “replaced” will be in for rude awakening. Obama’s body might be replaced post November, but not his ideology.
Health of the mother is a pure cop out.
He was full blown pro abortion before he geared up to run for President
What about Reagan? Do you know his position? (I honestly don’t know if he ever addressed it)
Under Romeny this tool will be used to make heads explode.
If someone honestly cannot discern the vast difference between advocating unrestricted access to abortion and advocating for access to abortion only the cases of rape, incest and life of the mother, there is no point even having the discussion with them.
I absolutely loath Romney and his twin bother Obama. They both are immoral creatures. Romney and Obama both love killing babies. I am sick to my stomach over this. It is so hard to decide to vote for Romney the most liberal candidate in the history of the Republican Party. This is atrocious. He is lucky Ryan is on the ticket, but now I wish Ryan would have said no and run himself in 2016 with the stench of revolting Romney. I tried to talk myself into voting for Romney and yesterday I pretty much did convince myself but today....he is clearly not after my vote.
In the words of Maxwell Smart, “Missed it by that much.”
The one issue abortion zealots are not going to vote for romney and you people will help to keep obama in office. I want to hang that phrase around your zealot necks.
OBAMA WILL BE IN OFFICE FOR ANOTHER 4 YEARS WITH YOUR HELP.
Why make exception for rape and incest? Because the pregnant woman does not like somebody she did not love’s child inside her? Turning rape and incest in murder is NOT justifiable. It is pure murder. Murder for convenience, similar to aborting for recreation.
There should be no exception for abortion. Abortion is premeditated murder, which should be a crime punishable by death.
Im against abortion but at this moment, forgive me for putting the SURVIVAL OF OUR NATION ahead of abortion. Or O’socialist being able to appoint the next 3 supreme court justices. Or O’socialist handing over more of our sovereignty over to the UN. Forgive me, abortion zealots, for putting those things in front of the abortion issue.
Obama is in favor of killing the baby if it survives the abortion. Obama’s science adviser says this should be allowed up to three years after the birth. Obama told a woman that her mother needed to take a pain pill and die because a pacemaker would not be worth the cost.
Romney clearly recognizes that there are two lives involved in a pregnancy. He is clear that taxpayers should not pay for any abortion.
This is a question of whether you should prosecute the mother and the doctor if the mother makes the decision to kill the baby in these situations. Romney thinks you shouldn’t.
As we learned in “Heaven is Real”, all miscarriages and aborted babies are in Heaven because God loves them all. Where the mother who kills one of God’s children goes is up to Him.
You put whatever in front of whatever issue. Excuse the rest of us who have our opinion on what is the most important issue facing humanity — life of an innocent is worth preserving. Cold blooded murder of defenseless babies is the most heinous crime one can do, regardless of whether the perpretrator is a rape victim or an incest victim.
I'm not gonna put these people down, but if I'm in discussion with them, I will gently try to have them see that being against abortion for any reason, isn't an anti-woman notion, it's a pro-baby thing.
Because I'm fundamentally against making a 12 year old carry daddy's baby to term. If you don't get it, fine. You don't have to.
0 will never do a thing to actually compromise on the issue, despite what he says. With Romney, at least we have a chance of getting justices that might help the situation.
That is an exception so wide and so ill-defined that even the ABOs are going to have to admit that Romney has just effectively nullified his “pro-life” stance. I guess that we can now understand why RomneyCare pays for abortions.
Are you serious? So killing a baby here and there is ok with you?
Let the Liberals bring this position to the table!
There is no upside for conservatives to present this as a compromise position.
Tell the liars, that if THIS is the basis for their support for abortion, THEY should be the ones presenting the limiting legislation!
Do NOT set yourself up by answering their questions about your level of “reasonableness”!
The fact is, THEY are “extreme” and will never present such limitations.
OBAMA WILL BE IN OFFICE FOR ANOTHER 4 YEARS WITH YOUR HELP.
The same ole matra. You are getting boring. Give me a candidate to vote for and you won’t be able to smack your snarky comments.
Romney may be, however Oboma, nancy, harry and most other dems voted for PBA. That is so despeciable it makes me cringe thinking back to the day they all argued in Congress and the Senate about PBA. The life forces were very graphic in that the baby was a baby not a fetus and those despicable SOB’s still smiled and voted for death.
Once you throw “health” in there, you’re basically pro-abortion because health can mean anything. Mental health problems like stress, anxiety, depression or addiction is enough to kill the baby.
Do you have a link to HWs 1980s abortion position, and 1988?
“Do you have a link to HWs 1980s abortion position, and 1988?”
...it was during a debate and he said it very quickly as if to try and throw it away but he said it. I remember vividly. I’ll try and find a link.
You sound like the last three guys at the Alamo, huddled in a corner, counting their last 2 bullets. Is this what Romney has already made of the pro-life party? This is how you campaign for him to win our votes?
In almost an instant, the mere nomination of Romney is already destroying the very foundations of conservatism.
I copied this directly from the 1988 debate Bush vs Dukakis. Bush said... “And you see, yes, my position has evolved. And it’s continuing to evolve, and it’s evolving in favor of life. And I have had a couple of exceptions that I support -rape, incest and the life of the mother.”
Why did you change what Romney said if your pro-abortion argument is valid?
Romney said HEALTH OF MOTHER, we know what that means, many of us did not in 1966, but 46 years later there is no question that it means pretty much abortion on demand.
So you misspoke then, Romney’s position is HEALTH of mother.
I would disagree, and I think you’re splitting hairs. However, I’m not about to argue the point.
Disagree about what, the fact that you are lying about his position, or are you claiming that after 45 years of abortion awareness, that you had never heard that there was a world of difference between “life” of the mother, and “health” of the mother?