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Romney: I Will Be a Pro-Life President, De-Fund Planned Parenthood
Life News ^ | October 10, 2012 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 10/10/2012 2:24:21 PM PDT by NYer

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney made his pro-life views clear today in response to a question from a reporter on the campaign trail in Ohio.

Romney said he would govern as a pro-life president, de-fund the nation’s largest abortion company, and reinstate a policy preventing taxpayer funding of international abortion promotion efforts on the part of Planned Parenthood.

“I think I’ve said time and again that I’m a pro-life candidate and I’ll be a pro-life president. The actions I’ll take immediately is to remove funding for Planned Parenthood. It will not be part of my budget. And also I’ve indicated that I will reverse the Mexico City position of the president. I will reinstate the Mexico City policy which keeps us from using foreign aid for abortions overseas,” he said, according to Politico.

Earlier in the day, a spokeswoman for Governor Mitt Romney said the presidential candidate will be a pro-life president, a stark contrast the pro-abortion record President Barack Obama has built up during his time in the White House.

Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul has emailed out a statement about Romney to multiple media outlets after the liberal Des Moines Register newspaper ran a quote from Romney attempting to paint him as less than pro-life.

“Gov. Romney would of course support legislation aimed at providing greater protections for life,” Saul told National Review.

In a comment to NBC News, Saul added, “Mitt Romney is proudly pro-life, and he will be a pro-life president.”

Those comments are not going over very well with the nation’s top pro-abortion groups, which are working aggressively to defeat Romney because of his pro-life positions against abortion, abortion funding and taxpayer funding for the nation’s biggest abortion business.

Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL, said of Romney, “we cannot trust him to lead our country.”

“Romney has repeatedly supported overturning Roe v. Wade and would appoint Supreme Court Justices who share his anti-choice views. If that wasn’t enough, Romney chose Congressman Paul Ryan, someone who co-sponsored and repeatedly voted for the Federal Abortion Ban, as his running mate for President,” Keenan continued.

Keenan said NARAL “will engage its over one-million member activists to remind voters of Romney’s true anti-choice agenda.”

Meanwhile, Planned Parenthood is out today with a blog post attacking Romney and laying out how he opposes abortion and wants to overturn Roe v. Wade.

On a number of occasions, Romney has reiterated his position and desire to overturn Roe v. Wade, thereby ending safe and legal abortion.

- During a 2012 Republican primary presidential debate in New Hampshire, Romney said, “Do I believe the Supreme Court should overturn Roe v. Wade? Yes, I do.” [ABC, New Hampshire GOP Presidential Debate, 1/7/12]

- On the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, Romney released a statement saying, “Today marks the 39th anniversary of one of the darkest moments in Supreme Court history, when the court in Roe v. Wade claimed authority over the fundamental question regarding the rights of the unborn.” [LifeNews, 1/22/12]

- He called Roe, “Bad Law and Bad Medicine.” Romney: “I support the reversal of Roe v. Wade, because it is bad law and bad medicine. Roe was a misguided ruling that was a result of a small group of activist federal judges legislating from the bench.” [National Review, 6/18/11]

- When asked if the repeal of Roe v. Wade would be a good day for America, former Gov. Romney responded, “Absolutely.” [MSNBC, Transcript of GOP Presidential Debate in California, 5/3/07]

As recently as January, Romney has pledge to overturn Roe v. Wade, and as president, he would have the power to appoint Supreme Court judges that could support his extreme agenda. We can’t afford to see what four years of a Romney presidency is like; in fact, we can’t afford to see what one day of a Romney presidency looks like!

Make no mistake, Romney wants to “get rid of” Planned Parenthood, repeal Obamacare “on day one,”…

Earlier this year, Romney laid out the pro-life agenda he would take as president.


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To: Tamzee

You know to ping someone when you attack them.

Read post 31, and the national Review article linked in post 40, and the hundreds of freerepublic threads that challenges that little letter of yours put together for the presidential campaign.

Romney is a radical when it comes to supporting the homosexual agenda, even during this election.

Mitt Romney, President Obama affirm support for gay Boy Scout leaders
Compiled by Eric Schulzke, Deseret News
Published: Thursday, Aug. 9 2012
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865560391/Mitt-Romney-President-Obama-affirm-support-for-gay-Boy-Scout-leaders.html?pg=all

Romney Says He Will Continue Obama’s Policy of Having Homosexuals in Military
By Michael W. Chapman
December 21, 2011
http://cnsnews.com/news/article/romney-says-he-will-continue-obamas-policy-having-homosexuals-military


41 posted on 10/10/2012 4:42:31 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: ansel12

In the past, you and I have had more than our share of controversy.

However, I believe in giving credit where credit is due.

You have been consistent voice in spelling out the multitude of ways in which Mitt Romney’s public policies differ from the conservative plumb line, for which I commend you.


42 posted on 10/10/2012 4:56:45 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (The only wasted vote is one that doesn't represent you.)
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To: NYer

An excellent proposition, Governor, but it is the Congress that decides funding in this country, not the President. Tell us how you are going to influence the men and women of the US Congress to stop funding this atrocity.


43 posted on 10/10/2012 5:10:54 PM PDT by brothers4thID (Death had to take him sleeping, else he would have put up a fight.)
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To: EternalVigilance

I sure don’t enjoy posting what I must, but when I see certain things claimed, a myth being created, I just have to respond with the truth about the man.

After this election, conservatives need to know who and what a President Mitt Romney really is, the rinos will love him and his politics as they have for the last 6 years, to them Mitt is a positive vote, the man they wanted, a dream come true, the payoff of 6 years of hard work, but the conservatives who support him out of desperation and resignation will need to be dragged back to reality and see the head of the GOP as he really is, so that they can work effectively and save the tea party and conservatism from being totally hobbled and broken by him.

Right now everyone is focused on winning and defeating Obama, but in a few months they will see that they have a new problem sitting in the White House, and that he has an agenda that includes defeating conservatism and the Reagan wing of the GOP.


44 posted on 10/10/2012 5:20:46 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: ansel12

Horse hockey.

This special license hooey has been thoroughly discredited, and by those who were involved in the specifics, including those who signed the statement posted earlier. The governor does not even issue marriage licenses in Massachusetts.

Your logic would have Richard Nixon responsible for legalized abortion.

This continuing deceitful smear is just bogus and embarrassing to anyone concerned with the truth. Mitt Romney was one of the earliest and strongest defenders of marriage in this country.


45 posted on 10/10/2012 5:33:07 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: D-fendr

Nothing was discredited, and don’t misrepresent what I said.

I didn’t say that he issued normal marriage licenses.

I said this—””he even participated, by issuing special licenses. “Boston Globe reports Romney issued special Governor’s ceremonial marriage licenses to 189 same-sex couples in 2005””
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“BOSTON – A pro-family activist says that while Mitt Romney was the Massachusetts governor, from 2004 through 2006 the contender for the GOP presidential nomination handed out more than 500 one-day certificates for individuals to perform homosexual marriage ceremonies.

Author and analyst Steve Baldwin says that the numbers are real, even though the records are scarce.

“He likely issued a similar number of the permits in both 2004 and 2006, but the state records for these years are not easily available. One-day marriage certificates are permits issued to a couple allowing them to designate anyone they choose to officiate at their wedding,” Baldwin said.

“These special one-day marriage permits are not to be confused with the thousands of regular marriage licenses granted to same-sex couples by justices of the peace and town clerks by order of Gov. Romney in the aftermath of the Goodridge same-sex marriage decision,” Baldwin said.

While the officiant permits and regular marriage licenses are separate documents and separate issues in the homosexual marriage debate, Baldwin says the number of one-day officiant permits issued by Romney shows the depth of the former governor’s true intentions.

“These special certificates demonstrate where his heart was on the same-sex marriage issue since they were purely discretionary. There was no mandate forcing Romney to issue such certificates,” Baldwin said.”


46 posted on 10/10/2012 6:11:57 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: marron

“Just remember to keep your word come January.”

If you know anything about his history, I wouldn’t hold your breath on that.


47 posted on 10/10/2012 6:19:50 PM PDT by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: D-fendr

No, he has not. He continues to support the gay agenda to degrade marriage.

6-13-2011 debate went to great lengths to say it was a state’s right.
He did reverse that on 8-11-2011 because what one state recognizes in this regard ties the other states’ hands. That’s the trouble. He is saying good things (now) more often than not, but he has a record of saying what he thinks people want to hear. He’s been all over the place on gay marriage (destroying marriage) in the last year.


48 posted on 10/10/2012 6:29:17 PM PDT by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: EternalVigilance

So how is Alan Keyes faring?


49 posted on 10/10/2012 7:08:18 PM PDT by Sarabaracuda (Mitt Romney 2012 - Strength, Freedom, Prosperity)
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To: ansel12
Right now everyone is focused on winning and defeating Obama, but in a few months they will see that they have a new problem sitting in the White House, and that he has an agenda that includes defeating conservatism and the Reagan wing of the GOP.

Well said and good to remember.

50 posted on 10/10/2012 7:20:35 PM PDT by marron
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To: Sarabaracuda

I don’t know. How’s Governor Palin?


51 posted on 10/10/2012 7:28:16 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (The only wasted vote is one that doesn't represent you.)
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To: ansel12

Hmmmm, what to do.... believe YOU, who has lied blatantly and shamelessly as proven over and over again.

OR... believe THESE people who live their faith and walk the walk in actual service to pro-life and pro-family initiatives...

“a good case can be made that Romney has fought harder for social conservatives than any other governor in America, and it is difficult to imagine his doing so in a more daunting political environment.”

Rita Covelle
President, Morality in Media Massachusetts

Richard Guerriero
Immediate Past State Deputy, Massachusetts State Council, Knights of Columbus

Mary Ann Glendon
Learned Hand Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Kristian Mineau
President, Massachusetts Family Institute

Dr. Roberto Miranda
President, COPAHNI Fellowship of Hispanic Pastors of New England

James Morgan
President, Institute for Family Development

Joseph Reilly
President, Massachusetts Citizens for Life

Thomas A. Shields
Chairman, Coalition for Family and Marriage


52 posted on 10/10/2012 8:14:04 PM PDT by Tamzee (The U.S. re-electing Obama would be like the Titanic backing up and ramming the iceberg again.)
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To: NYer
"Romney: I Will Be a Pro-Life President, De-Fund Planned Parenthood"

Until November 7th.

The Kenyan must go.

53 posted on 10/10/2012 8:29:58 PM PDT by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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To: Tamzee

First you can lay of the personal attacks, especially one so absurd as saying that my facts and Romney quotes, are lies.

If you notice, you have that lonely letter written for his presidential campaign, versus years of conservative articles and mainstream articles, and the cold hard fact that he was radically for the homosexual agenda, which is undeniable since his own writings and campaign literature proves that.

Do you admit Romney’s own pro-homosexual loyalties?

You like letters? Here is a letter for you, do you think that it is fake?


To the Members of the Log Cabin Club of Massachusetts:

I am writing to thank the Log Cabin Club of Massachusetts for the advice and support you have given to me during my campaign for the U.S. Senate and to seek the Club’s formal endorsement of my election. The Log Cabin Club has played a vital role in reinvigorating the Republican Party in Massachusetts and your endorsement is important to me because it will provide further confirmation that my campaign and approach to government is consistent with the values and vision of government we share.

I am pleased to have had an opportunity to talk with you and to meet many of you personally during your September meeting. I learned a great deal from those discussions and the many thoughtful questions you posed. As a result of our discussions and other interactions with gay and lesbian voters across the state, I am more convinced than ever before that as we seek to establish full equality for Americas gay and lesbian citizens, I will provide more effective leadership than my opponent.

I am not unaware of my opponent’s considerable record in the area of civil rights, or the commitment of Massachusetts voters to the principle of equality for all Americans. For some voters it might be enough for me to simply match my opponent’s record in this area. But I believe we can and must do better. If we are to achieve the goals we share, we must make equality for gays and lesbians a mainstream concern. My opponent cannot do this. I can and will.

We have discussed a number of important issues such as the Federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which I have agreed to co-sponsor, and if possible broaden to include housing and credit, and the bill to create a federal panel to find ways to reduce gay and lesbian youth suicide, which I also support. One issue I want to clarify concerns President Clinton’s “don’t ask, don’t tell, don’t pursue” military policy. I believe that the Clinton compromise was a step in the right direction. I am also convinced that it is the first of a number of steps that will ultimately lead to gays and lesbians being able to serve openly and honestly in our nation’s military. That goal will only be reached when preventing discrimination against gays and lesbians is a mainstream concern, which is a goal we share.

As we begin the final phase of this campaign, I need your support more than ever. By working together, we will achieve the goals we share for Massachusetts and our Nation.

Sincerely,

W. Mitt Romney


54 posted on 10/10/2012 8:33:54 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: Ingtar

“If he would now just come out in favor of protecting marriage”

HE ALREADY HAS.

“I agree with 3000 years of recorded history. I believe marriage is a sacred institution between a man and a woman and I have been rock solid in my support of traditional marriage. Marriage is first and foremost about nurturing and developing children. It’s unfortunate that those who choose to defend the institution of marriage are often demonized.” - 12/14/06 National Review Online

“Like the vast majority of Americans, I’ve opposed same-sex marriage, but I’ve also opposed unjust discrimination against anyone, for racial or religious reasons, or for sexual preference. Americans are a tolerant, generous, and kind people. We all oppose bigotry and disparagement. But the debate over same-sex marriage is not a debate over tolerance. It is a debate about the purpose of the institution of marriage and it is a debate about activist judges who make up the law rather than interpret the law.” - Mitt Romney 12/14/06 National Review Online


In contrast, Mr. Romney signed a National Organization for Marriage pledge a year ago in favor of a federal constitutional amendment to define marriage solely as between one man and one woman. Further, the former Massachusetts governor does not support civil unions.

As for whose campaign will benefit more from this social issue, it is worth noting that Obama’s campaign raised $1.5 million within 90 minutes of the broadcast announcement. And at a fundraiser held shortly afterwards at the Los Angeles home of actor George Clooney, the campaign took in some $15 million.

“Hollywood is overwhelmingly progressive when it comes to gay rights issues,” says Michael Federici, a political analyst at Mercyhurst University in Pennsylvania.

Beyond that, at least 33 – or nearly 1 in 16 – of Obama’s top fundraisers, known as bundlers, are openly gay, according to a CNN analysis. The Washington Post estimates that the ratio is actually 1 in 6, while the gay issues publication The Advocate puts the figure at 1 of every 5. Between January and March, they collectively raised at least $8 million.

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/DC-Decoder/2012/0902/Obama-vs.-Romney-101-4-ways-they-differ-on-gay-issues/Same-sex-marriage


55 posted on 10/10/2012 8:37:27 PM PDT by WOSG (REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMA. He stole America’s promise!)
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To: Leep

“If he is not for 0bamacide,pushing gay marriage,picking which companies are winners or losers, 1 1/2 Trillion debt a year, or fundamentally destroying the USC... Romney will be a big improvement.”

Winner!!!


56 posted on 10/10/2012 8:45:11 PM PDT by WOSG (REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMA. He stole America’s promise!)
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To: NYer
NARAL hates him and " Planned Parenthood is out today with a blog post attacking Romney"

Cool.

Romney has all the right enemies

Keep it up, Mitt!
57 posted on 10/10/2012 8:52:01 PM PDT by WOSG (REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMA. He stole America’s promise!)
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To: EternalVigilance; ansel12
And I commend two of the finest Axelrod conservatives on FR....

Great job! We need that Bambi to win four more years! He's just the right guy at the right time, correct?

Morons.......

58 posted on 10/10/2012 9:00:47 PM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt; the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: ansel12

It couldn’t be more discredited. You believe one lying “author and analyst,” versus:

Rita Covelle
President, Morality in Media Massachusetts

Gerald D. D’Avolio
Former Executive Director, Massachusetts Catholic Conference

Raymond L. Flynn
Former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See

Professor Mary Ann Glendon
Harvard Law School
Former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See

Kristian Mineau
President, Massachusetts Family Institute

Dr. Roberto Miranda
COPAHNI Fellowship of Hispanic Pastors of New England

James F. Morgan
Chairman, Institute for Family Development

Joseph Reilly
Former Chairman of the Board, Massachusetts Citizens for Life

Thomas A. Shields
Chairman, Coalition for Marriage and Family

You should be ashamed of promulgating such smears.


59 posted on 10/10/2012 9:18:21 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: fatasshick
The question asked by a Des Moines reporter of Romney was “would he enact additional restrictions on abortion?” Answer: No.

Of course he wont. He's on record against the taxpayer funded abortions that Obama supports, and he'll defund Planned parenthood. Beyond that, it will be up to judges to allow STATES to change laws.

freepers, please see the media bias when it is staring right in front of us. Like when George Stephie in the debate asked a pointless and dumb question about birth control, This is a LEADING question designed to DISTRACT from the real campaign. This is designed to HELP OBAMA WIN with a gotcha narrative (either he's 'changed his views' or 'he's pushing more war on women stuff').

This is why Romney said what he said. No, he doesnt have any *legislative* plans for any Federal laws restricting abortion, nothing beyond eliminating PP and abortion funding, reviving Mexico city policy and appointing good judges to overturn Roe v Wade. After Obama, that's a night and day improvement.

Meanwhile idiot liberals accuse Romney of taking away tampons (!!!) on the basis of a joke, while the Obama campaign lies and insinuates he will take away birth control. The paper was trying to revive the bogus 'war on women' campaign theme. Conservatives will only make it worse by dwelling on this non-issue and non-story. Meanwhile...

Obama lied. Ambassador died.

60 posted on 10/10/2012 9:23:38 PM PDT by WOSG (REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMA. He stole America’s promise!)
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