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Romney says abortion wouldn't be on agenda, but campaign wavers
Los Angeles Times ^ | October 9, 2012, 9:21 p.m. | Seema Mehta

Posted on 10/09/2012 11:15:03 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Mitt Romney does not intend to pursue legislation to restrict abortion if elected president, the Republican nominee told the Des Moines Register’s editorial board on Tuesday, setting off a late-night skirmish over the controversial social issue.

“There’s no legislation with regards to abortion that I’m familiar with that would become part of my agenda,” Romney said, according to the Iowa newspaper's website.

Romney did say he would reinstate through executive order a ban on American dollars being used to pay for abortions overseas. President Obama rescinded that ban. …

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abortion

1 posted on 10/09/2012 11:15:14 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
Abortion, abortion, abortion...
There is abortion lunacy on both sides...it's getting really old and disgusting.

It doesn't matter if he's for it or against it, the/a president can't do anything about it...get it dimwits?

2 posted on 10/09/2012 11:37:31 PM PDT by lewislynn ( What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in commom? Misinformation)
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To: lewislynn

He can purge the party of pro-lifers.


3 posted on 10/09/2012 11:52:02 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: lewislynn

He can nominate judges who are in favor of abortion.


4 posted on 10/09/2012 11:53:09 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: lewislynn

He can nominate judges who are in favor of abortion.


5 posted on 10/09/2012 11:53:22 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: lewislynn
Please explain to me why you think Romney is an abortion extremist. He has tried to avoid the subject, but he was asked about it, and he tried to punt the question. What did you expect him to do, flee the studio as soon as an interviewer asks it?

The entire GOP has avoided the subject of abortion for over a year. Even conservatives, who are getting screwed and no it, don't want to talk about it. Yet you still slam the right for being abortion extremists? What should conservatives or Republicans do in your estimation, so they won't be considered extremists?

6 posted on 10/09/2012 11:58:36 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Olog-hai

Mittens sure is the master of getting things both ways. He says there is no legislation “he knows of” that he would promote, but then he can still say that if there is legislation he’ll support it. IOW, it begs the listener to hear what they want to hear.


7 posted on 10/10/2012 12:10:37 AM PDT by RaisingCain
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To: Olog-hai

Imagine, we’re totally on a roll, and all of a sudden abortion again raises its ugly ready to sink our ship. Hopefully this doesn’t become a side show that enables O to continue his fundamental transformation of our country for another 4 years.
Gay marriage, that’s an issue that hugely benefits us. Not abortion. If the women folk really felt that abortion rights were in jeopardy, they’d vote for a straight out socialist if that’s what it took. That’s why we could never win on this issue, because if ever a moment came where we thought we won, there would be a huge backlash which would make the backlash against Obamacare look like peanuts.


8 posted on 10/10/2012 12:15:20 AM PDT by Hokestuk
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To: Hokestuk

“Imagine, we’re totally on a roll, and all of a sudden abortion again raises its ugly ready to sink our ship. “


It wouldn’t sink our ship if Romney hasn’t been lying about his positions since even before the primaries. If this was clear from day one, it wouldn’t be a problem now. It’s a problem now because the loser does everything in his power to take both sides of the position. He can only do that for so long before someone pushes him on it and he says something stupid, even more stupid than the double-speak we see here.


9 posted on 10/10/2012 12:23:32 AM PDT by RaisingCain
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To: Olog-hai

SQUIRREL.


10 posted on 10/10/2012 12:24:50 AM PDT by douginthearmy
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To: nickcarraway
Please explain to me why you think Romney is an abortion extremist.
I didn't say that YOU did. I think "abortion" is too extreme on both sides.
He can nominate judges who are in favor of abortion.
So what? It's already the law of the land.
He can purge the party of pro-lifers.
LOL! You mean like "Conservatives"? They/you/we are already a thorn in the GOP side.
11 posted on 10/10/2012 12:39:00 AM PDT by lewislynn ( What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in commom? Misinformation)
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To: nickcarraway
He can nominate judges who are in favor of abortion

Romney said he would select Jay Sekulow to be on or head up his judge nomination team. So that kind of nukes your "let's see how I can go into RDS (Romney Derangement Syndrome) and pick bogey monsters to try scare ever one with" right into the weeds.

12 posted on 10/10/2012 12:52:48 AM PDT by MrDem (Founder: Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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To: lewislynn

“There is abortion lunacy on both sides...it’s getting really old and disgusting.”

Ant-abortion views only seem extreme when people don’t consider them babies being slaughtered; if we marched everyone past stacks of murdered children as the Allies did after liberating death camps in 1945 people would never support a pro-abortion candidate again. The fact is that many Americans have made a deal with the Devil, each on their own terms, and the government is determined to eradicate blacks to finally resolve the matter of what it views as permanently alienated, unassimilated descendants of the war contraband of 1865.


13 posted on 10/10/2012 2:17:34 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Olog-hai

Anyone thinking that Romney would look at abortion the same way as President Reagan did is delusional. We all know it’s not going to be on the top of his agenda, regardless of what we may want.


14 posted on 10/10/2012 3:18:25 AM PDT by BobL (You can live each day only once. You can waste a few, but don't waste too many.)
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To: BobL

“Get in the back of the bus, prolifers! What’s another 50 million children to me?”


15 posted on 10/10/2012 3:38:27 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas, Texas, Whisky)
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To: kearnyirish2

The abolitionists went to court over 20 million slaves transported to the new world. Abortion has killed 2.5 times that number.

If we assume that about double that number were ever slaves - that means that more unborn children have been killed, than were ever enslaved in the Atlantic slave trade - and that’s just the number of abortions in America.


16 posted on 10/10/2012 3:42:14 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas, Texas, Whisky)
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To: lewislynn

It doesn’t matter if he’s for it or against it, the/a president can’t do anything about it...get it dimwits?

It can color his choice of judges.


17 posted on 10/10/2012 3:45:01 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: All

Robert Bork has been tapped to lead lead Romney’s constitutional and judicial advisory team. Jay Seculow is also on the team.

THESE ARE GOLD, NO, PLATINUM STANDARD PICKS!

So let’s end the lying right here, right now, about Romney’s judicial picks.


18 posted on 10/10/2012 4:08:28 AM PDT by MrDem (Founder: Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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To: JCBreckenridge

““Get in the back of the bus, prolifers! What’s another 50 million children to me?””

It depends on the judges he puts on the bench. He was talking about legislation - I don’t know of anything that any of the original Republican candidates were ready to push for, especially before getting elected.


19 posted on 10/10/2012 4:30:21 AM PDT by BobL (You can live each day only once. You can waste a few, but don't waste too many.)
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To: Olog-hai

Someone who can’t stand up for the life of the unborn won’t stand up for us. All his posturing is at the expense of 55 million murdered babies.

He can’t even hide his love of abortion for a month. He has never, ever been pro-life. I feel nauseous.


20 posted on 10/10/2012 8:56:58 AM PDT by Lady4Liberty (Watch Romney DESTROY Obama at his own game: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYvx4UfM8RA)
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To: BobL
It depends on the judges he puts on the bench.

If they're anything like the flaming liberal judges he appointed as governor then pro-lifers have a right to be terrified.

21 posted on 10/10/2012 9:03:01 AM PDT by Lady4Liberty (Watch Romney DESTROY Obama at his own game: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYvx4UfM8RA)
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To: MrDem

I thought he said he would pick someone like Lawrence Tribe.


22 posted on 10/10/2012 10:17:23 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: BobL

Yeah, Santorum was only 100 percent prolife. Thanks Romney for the stab in the back right before the election. Gosh, who could have predicted that?


23 posted on 10/10/2012 11:25:32 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas, Texas, Whisky)
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To: Olog-hai

I am sure Mitt will “do the right thing” when it comes to abortion. He’s go my vote. The guy will launch an economic expansion not seen since Reagan.


24 posted on 10/10/2012 2:01:35 PM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles
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To: Reagan√úberAlles
Well, he just said this; now it’s up to the electorate to hold him to it if he gets in.

As for economic expansion, we were never as dependent on foreign countries during Reagan’s administrations, so it is hard to compare.
25 posted on 10/10/2012 2:29:22 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: lewislynn

Wrong. Romney just got done taking about Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness in the first debate. He damn well better understand that life is a prerequisite for exercising liberty and pursuing happiness.


26 posted on 10/10/2012 2:33:40 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: jwalsh07

“He damn well better understand that life is a prerequisite for exercising liberty and pursuing happiness.”

And if he doesn’t once elected?


27 posted on 10/10/2012 6:12:37 PM PDT by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: lewislynn

This from the LA Times, we know that we can believe everything they say. They too are on obama’s payroll.


28 posted on 10/10/2012 6:46:39 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: JCBreckenridge

Blacks are so obviously the target of legalized abortion; even Jesse Jackson called it genocide before he made his “deal with the Devil”.

It is a national disgrace, rightfully called the American Holocaust.


29 posted on 10/10/2012 8:01:46 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: KantianBurke

Same as always. No more money, no more support, nasty emails. What else?


30 posted on 10/10/2012 10:11:32 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: jwalsh07

How about no hero worship i.e. “Daily Dose” nonsense on FR.


31 posted on 10/11/2012 4:32:25 AM PDT by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: JCBreckenridge

“Yeah, Santorum was only 100 percent prolife. Thanks Romney for the stab in the back right before the election. Gosh, who could have predicted that?”

Don’t get me wrong, I ADMIRE you guys. I’m with you, but not quite as passionate. You are what separates us from Europe. You are what will hopefully drive Obama out of office in a month. In Europe, a person like him would be a moderate, assured of many, many, years in power. You are the difference. There is no Religious Right in Europe, and they are sinking by the day due to that.

I’m sorry that the best that the party could give us was Romney...but that still beats Obama. As we learned with Bush-43, the base still has power - or Harriett Miers would be on the Supreme Court. We stopped that stupid idea, and we will have some say over Romney. He may not be Rick, but he’s also not Obama, or any other Dem.


32 posted on 10/11/2012 4:56:42 PM PDT by BobL (You can live each day only once. You can waste a few, but don't waste too many.)
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To: Lady4Liberty; JCBreckenridge; nickcarraway
At Barack Obama's direction, for the 1st time in history, a pro taxpayer funded abortion on demand up to birth plank was added to the 2012 Democrat party platform Any true pro life voter would be more worried about Obama life long record of radical pro abortion legislating then Romney's neutral position on Abortion. Romney or Obama will be the next President. At worse Romney will maintain the current status quo while Obama will be actively pushing the pro Death agenda. All real pro Life voters understand this.
33 posted on 10/11/2012 5:07:57 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: RaisingCain

No the only person LYING here are the pro Obama bots who want to lie about their real agenda in order to keep pimping Obama around here.

For the 1st time in Democrat Party History, Obama had a pro taxpayer funded Abortion on demand up to birth and pro Gay Marriage planks added to the Democrat Party Platform

So go right ahead and pimp for Obama all you want but drop the fraudulent claims you are doing it on moral grounds.

The 9th Commandment is not a suggestion. Bearing false witness is still a sin.


34 posted on 10/11/2012 5:11:30 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: nickcarraway; RaisingCain; JCBreckenridge; Lady4Liberty
Romney did say he would reinstate through executive order a ban on American dollars being used to pay for abortions overseas. President Obama rescinded that ban.

Would help if the knee jerk ABR crowd bother ONE time to try actually reading the story rather then just mindlessly regurgitating their usual "hate Romney always" sour grapes.

35 posted on 10/11/2012 5:16:17 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: BobL

Didn’t they try that same story with McCain? Didn’t work then, won’t work now. I voted for McCain - but I’m not voting for Romney.


36 posted on 10/11/2012 5:49:55 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas, Texas, Whisky)
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To: MNJohnnie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAYITODNvlM

How long, MNJohnnie? How long do we have to wait for justice to be done for unborn children?


37 posted on 10/11/2012 5:51:07 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas, Texas, Whisky)
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To: JCBreckenridge
Romney did say he would reinstate through executive order a ban on American dollars being used to pay for abortions overseas. President Obama rescinded that ban.

Sorry the inconvenient facts don't validate your sour grapes.

38 posted on 10/11/2012 6:03:11 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: MNJohnnie

So when are we going to see a law banning abortion in America?


39 posted on 10/11/2012 9:33:49 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas, Texas, Whisky)
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