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Romney Promises No Abortion Legislation
Yahoo via AP ^ | Steve Peoples

Posted on 10/10/2012 8:01:03 PM PDT by lbryce

Wading into an explosive social issue, Republican Mitt Romney on Tuesday said he would not pursue any abortion-related legislation if elected president.

"There's no legislation with regards to abortion that I'm familiar with that would become part of my agenda," he told the Des Moines Register in an interview posted on the newspaper's website.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; murder
There's no way to circumnavigate, talk your way through the turbulent waters that define the abortion issue. You're either for it or against it. Promising no abortion legislation doesn't speak to the candidate's position on abortion.

The article presents scenarios whereby what he has to say in promising no abortion legislation can very easily test his true, heartfelt position on abortion, have him stop playing around on the issue. It's either the gift of life or murder. There's no third option.

1 posted on 10/10/2012 8:01:07 PM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce
He said today that he would cut off funding to Planned Parenthood. That works for me.

He can do more later. Right now we just need to get the commie out of our whitehouse!

2 posted on 10/10/2012 8:05:09 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: lbryce

false headline by the criminal liberal media....he said there’s no legislation in regards to abortion he is familiar with....why doesn’t the Assssociated Press offer evidence of legislation...


3 posted on 10/10/2012 8:09:50 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: lbryce

Legislation comes from Congress. A President can’t outlaw abortion.

He has said he’d cut funding to Planned Parenthood.

That’s a step in the right direction. Not something Big Bird would do in a million years.


4 posted on 10/10/2012 8:12:08 PM PDT by mplsconservative (A non-vote is a vote FOR 0bama.)
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To: lbryce
Hey this is cool. Let's try to suppress the anti-Obama voter turnout!
5 posted on 10/10/2012 8:12:18 PM PDT by outofstyle (Down All the Days)
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To: God luvs America

Because they’re big fat liars, but you knew that. :)

This is just a lame attempt to put off right to life voters. We’d all be off better in the 0bama camp, not!


6 posted on 10/10/2012 8:15:19 PM PDT by mplsconservative (A non-vote is a vote FOR 0bama.)
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To: lbryce

So Obama is promising to legislate abortion away?


7 posted on 10/10/2012 8:15:19 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: lbryce; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; NFHale; Impy

Good, that is not the POTUS job that is the states job. Same with marriage.

Cut off the funding.


8 posted on 10/10/2012 8:16:24 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: lbryce

If you believe what you said then you do not believe in Federalism and the separation of powers.

At this time there is nothing a President can do about this issue. Nor SHOULD a President be able to do anything about it. It is outside the purview of the office.


9 posted on 10/10/2012 8:17:48 PM PDT by DManA
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To: lbryce

Is the abortion issue really that important right now for Romney to even make any declarations of what he will or won’t do? I think not. I’ve told my daughter to not put herself in position where she can’t be a responsible Christian and similar advice to my son.

I am worried that I won’t be able to feed my family, pay my rent and other bills. I am worried that I can’t afford college tuition. I am worried that Islamic fanatics are plotting their next strike on US soil and we’ll have a President that will apologize because we didn’t understand that it was me, and my fellow Americans that offended them so much that their attack was justified. I’me worried that my kids and grandkids will be burden with a debt that will take their lifetime to overcome.

Abortion, Big Bird, PBS, etc.... is way down the list of important things to address.


10 posted on 10/10/2012 8:19:49 PM PDT by Heff (Half this country is that stupid.)
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To: lbryce
Romney: I Will Be a Pro-Life President, De-Fund Planned Parenthood - LifeNews.com - 10/10/12 4:01 PM

"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"


http://www.lifenews.com/2012/10/10/romney-i-will-be-a-pro-life-president-de-fund-planned-parenthood/
11 posted on 10/10/2012 8:23:18 PM PDT by yellowhammer
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To: lbryce

All Mitt needs to do is appoint the right kind of judges.
I am amazed at how little coverage the SCOTUS issue is getting in
the campaign. Who needs more Kagans and Sotomayors? Bambi would
probably appoint that gay guy from CA who nuked Prop 8.


12 posted on 10/10/2012 8:24:46 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: lbryce
Don't be an idiot.
Romney is FAR better on the abortion issue than Obama.
13 posted on 10/10/2012 8:25:24 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Heff; All
A nuclear bomb, in the hands of a terrorist, will kill born and unborn, alike!

Obama does not care about Muslim terrorists.

Romney does care about Muslim terrorists.

14 posted on 10/10/2012 8:28:27 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: outofstyle

You have that right. Just a cheap attempt to keep people from voting for Romney.


15 posted on 10/10/2012 8:33:02 PM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: Slump Tester

Ditto....


16 posted on 10/10/2012 8:33:46 PM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: lbryce
When I saw him making that statement I thought that he may be saying that no abortion legislation would begin in the White House. Unlike the current resident and Clinton who made a beeline to sign abortion executive orders fresh from his inauguration.

I tend to think of Romney as someone whose first thought in the morning is not about abortion. That can be a good thing.

17 posted on 10/10/2012 8:44:30 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: lbryce

The most important thing he can do on abortion is to appoint solid pro-life justices to the Supreme Court. I don’t know if he will, but they’re bound to be better than any justices appointed by Bamster on life issues.


18 posted on 10/10/2012 9:00:29 PM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: lbryce

There is a big difference between not having any legislation on the agenda and not taking any action on abortion... He has already said he would defund Planned Parenthood, reinstate the Mexico City policy, reinstate the policy forbidding abortions at federal military facilities, etc. I think Romney will appoint pro-life judges and justices. But his campaign is about the economy - so should he start promising to put abortion legislation ahead of that? Especially since we, as conservatives, have long held that the Federal government never had any business interfering with the states right to regulate or ban the practice in the first place?


19 posted on 10/10/2012 9:31:33 PM PDT by CA Conservative (Texan by birth, Californian by circumstance)
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To: Slump Tester

He said he would cut off funding for Planned Parenthood.
He said he would offer no legislation on abortion.
Either he means to do the first through Executive Order, not a good idea, or he means to not do it at all despite his promises. The other option is that one of these statements is not what he said.


20 posted on 10/10/2012 9:34:53 PM PDT by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: Ingtar

It sounds like he didn’t think that comment through very well.


21 posted on 10/10/2012 9:38:17 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: CA Conservative

If Congress hands him a bill to sign that deals with the topic, he might do it. At most, the waffly wonk is promising he’s not going to stump for any sort of legislation dealing with the topic. Which given Congress’ proclivity for gluing together disparate topics in one bill, is likely not going to be a promise kept very long.


22 posted on 10/10/2012 9:40:57 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: lbryce

How long are people going to beat this drum? He said “There’s no legislation with regards to abortion that I’m familiar with that would become part of my agenda,” ... that is an open ended statement at best. IOW ... there is no current bill that he’s going to jump on. This is not a flip-flop in the issue.


23 posted on 10/11/2012 3:52:28 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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