Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

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.

TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012issues; flipflop; flipflopper; prolife; prolifevote; romney2012
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-4041-6061-8081-87 last
To: ansel12
Yes, I find it incredible that some one who claims to be a conservative is not only unwilling to work to oust Bambi, the most destructive and dangerous leftist ever, but all day long, every day they do Axelrod's bidding by telling trumped up, wildly exaggerated stories about the only person that can get rid of this Marxist stain.

That you sit there smugly and seem offended that you're being called out on your Axelrod conservatism is the only thing that is incredible here.........

81 posted on 10/11/2012 7:50:13 AM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt; the alternative is unthinkable)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 72 | View Replies]

To: ansel12
Not dubious sources but decades of mainstream sources, from the Boston Globe to Human Events which listed him among the top 10 rinos in 2005 to National Review and every other conservative and news source you can name that has covered him since his birth and during his lifetime in a political family and during his 20 year liberal political career.

Even to his weeks old interview with CBS when he rejected the pro-life party platform on abortion and returned to his lifelong position on abortion.

Don't confuse the Romneybots with the facts. Their heads will explode.

82 posted on 10/11/2012 7:58:29 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Conservatism didn't magically show up in Romney's heart in 2012. You can't force what isn't in you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 74 | View Replies]

To: NYer
Don't get your hopes up it's just Mitt's shake of the day -

83 posted on 10/11/2012 8:53:42 AM PDT by ex-snook (without forgiveness there is no Christianity)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Lakeshark

You don’t call out anyone on anything, you don’t do politics at all, that is what is incredible.

You just go from thread to thread ignoring the FR interchange of information and discussion, the politics portion, and you merely throw out personal insults and attacks at people, it seems to be all that you are capable of, telling us which individual freepers that you personally dislike as though this is a ladies gossip club.

The only thing that changes is your hate list during what ever stage of Romney’s campaign is happening, that is how some of us go from being your big buddy, to becoming demons to you, although our conservatism doesn’t change (yours does).

It is the weirdest thing to watch.

84 posted on 10/11/2012 12:41:47 PM PDT by ansel12
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 81 | View Replies]

To: AFPhys
" He has also been very clear in his statements that he will nominate “strict constructionist” judges."-----" his pro-life conversion was real and a significant event in his life, but that really hasn’t been tested, and can’t be until under fire."

None of us even know what that "real" conversion consisted of, or the why of it, one day in 2005 when he was starting his presidential run Mitt suddenly said out of the blue that he was talking to a scientist and suddenly switched, a lame story, and one that the scientist says didn't happen.

Besides, now that he is safe, Romney has reverted back to his pro-abortion position and rejected the party platform.

As far as being "clear" on judges, we know what he did when he was Governor, and we know what his politics and goals are, so we have to cling to the hope that he has made a TOTAL flip on judges as well.

85 posted on 10/11/2012 1:39:39 PM PDT by ansel12
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 76 | View Replies]

To: ansel12
What a strange retort.

You've spent the bulk of your time on this forum going after the only person that can take out the worst, most divisive, most destructive, most radically leftist, most anti-everything everyone on FR claims to love and care about. It's rare that you even comment on how bad the current occupant of the white hut is, and I find that more than slightly disturbing.

And yes, I called you out for being an Axelrod conservative, which is just what you are. That's someone who is what might be called a useful idiot, someone who does nothing but help the cause of the current Marxist stain in the white house.

Anyone can check what you're doing, and frankly it's shameful. The shoe is fitting, and you keep pretending you're not wearing it.

86 posted on 10/11/2012 1:49:48 PM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt; the alternative is unthinkable)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 84 | View Replies]

To: Lakeshark

Amazing, just more personal stuff.

87 posted on 10/11/2012 1:59:58 PM PDT by ansel12
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 86 | View Replies]

Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-4041-6061-8081-87 last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794 is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson