Skip to comments.Mitt Romney Didnít Just Give Planned Parenthood Money, He Gave Them Extra Power (12/30/2011)
Posted on 04/14/2012 1:12:42 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
You should be quite familiar by now with the fact that Mitt Romney gave $150.00 to Planned Parenthood in 1994 when claiming he had always been pro-abortion.
You should also know that in 2004, Mitt Romney says he personally converted to the pro-life position. In fact, according to ABC News on June 14, 2007, Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has long cited a November 2004 meeting with a Harvard stem-cell researcher as the moment that changed his long-held stance of supporting abortion rights to his current pro-life position opposing legal abortion. But several actions Romney took mere months after that meeting call into question how deep-seated his conversion truly was.
What was one of those actions?
Two months after his pro-life conversion, Mitt Romney appointed Matthew Nestor to the bench in Massachusetts. Romney seeming bowed to political pressure making Nestor a judge even after Nestor, according to the Boston Globe as far back as 1994, had campaigned for political office championing his pro-abortion views.
One year after his pro-life conversion, in July of 2005, Mitt Romney vetoed legislation that would expand the use of the morning after pill arguing that it would contribute to abortions. But just three months later Mitt Romney slid back and signed a bill that expanded state subsidized access to the morning after pill.
Writing in the Boston Globe on October 15, 2005, Stephanie Ebbert noted
Governor Mitt Romney has signed a bill that could expand the number of people who get family-planning services, including the morning-after pill, confusing some abortion and contraception foes who had been heartened by his earlier veto of an emergency contraception bill. The services include the distribution of condoms, abortion counseling, and the distribution of emergency contraception, or morning after pills, by prescription
But thats nothing. Two whole years after the pro-life view had settled into Mitt Romneys conscience and a year after Mitt Romney had vetoed legislation expanding access to the morning after pill, he expanded access to abortion and gave Planned Parenthood new rights under state law. Yes, that Planned Parenthood.
Mitt Romney is really proud of Romneycare. He champions it as a great healthcare reform for Massachusetts. At one point he claimed it could be a model for the nation, though he now denies that.
According to States News Service on October 2, 2006,
The following information was released by the Massachusetts Office of the Governor: Governor Mitt Romney today officially launched Commonwealth Care, an innovative health insurance product that will allow thousands of uninsured Massachusetts residents to purchase private health insurance products at affordable rates. Commonwealth Care is a key component of the states landmark healthcare reform law approved by the Governor in April. We are now on the road to getting everyone health insurance in Massachusetts, said Governor Romney. Today, we celebrate a great beginning.
Romney loves to take credit for it.
The law, in addition to providing healthcare coverage for the uninsured and forcing everyone to have insurance, expanded abortion services in the State of Massachusetts. It also required that one member of the MassHealth Payment Policy Board be appointed by Planned Parenthood of Massachusetts.
From Chapter 58 of the Acts of 2006:
SECTION 3. Chapter 6A of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 16I the following 6 sections: . . . Section 16M. (a) There shall be a MassHealth payment policy advisory board. The board shall consist of the secretary of health and human services or his designee, who shall serve as chair, the commissioner of health care financing and policy, and 12 other members: 1 member appointed by Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts (Massachusetts General Court Website, www.mass.gov, Accessed 2/5/07)
In 2007, Mitt Romney was still denying his healthcare plan did this.
QUESTION: I noticed some of the conservative groups back in Massachusetts, they complain about theres a Planned Parenthood rep mandate to be on the planning board for the health care plan. Is that something you just had to deal with in negotiating with the legislature?
ROMNEY: Its certainly not something that was in my bill.
(Eric Krol, Full Text Of Romney Interview, [Arlington Heights, IL] Daily Herald, 6/17/07)
Except it was. Apparently, like with Obamacare, you had to pass the bill to find out what was in it, but once passed, Romney never read it.
|And the Un-Masking of Mitt Romney, the left-wing, Progressive Liberal, continues . . .|
|"If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures." - Alexander Hamilton|
More damnable lies about his Pro-Life conversion and his Socialistic RomneyCare uncovered.
There is nothing honest in the soul of Mitt Romney, judging by his record.
Can’t we all just get along? - Mitt Rodney.
Romney debating the Kenyan Prince.."But Governor Romney, you criticize me when you did the same exact thing"...Oh yeah, those debates are going to work out well.
The Republican party: 1854 to 2012. R.I.P.
And that in the closet lesbian Ann Coulter can go to where the sun don't shine.
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I just don’t think some “conservatives” really appreciate just what a disaster it is to nominate Romney. They are so blinded by their loathing of Hussein (hey I get it), that they are willing to bring the wolf into the hen house.
Romney as POTUS, for conservatism, is WORSE than Hussein in the WH. We can fight Hussein. We can not fight Romney if he is elected.
Any Republican in the White House would be better than Obama. If people refuse to support Romney and Obama gets re-elected you won’t have to bother trying to post on FR anymore, it won’t be there.
So, what’s up?
Are we on course to blow right past protesting Myth and the GOPE?
Are we going to stay stooges to the pattern, process and cram down from our side of the aisle that we got from the Pelosi side?
It’s not not like there is no alternative to Myth & the GOPE
I would MUCH rather go down with the one the GOPE and the Marxists despise than hang with the one who enables them both.
IT’S NEWT, OR IT’S OBAMA.
Romney was obama before obama was. Romney’s Massachusetts was probably a test run of the disasters that the obAma white house has given America.
“Any Republican in the White House would be better than Obama. If people refuse to support Romney and Obama gets re-elected you wont have to bother trying to post on FR anymore, it wont be there.”
As long as conservatives believe that kind of thing each election cycle, the establishment wing of the Republican Plantation knows you will fall in line and support their liberals.
I refuse to Willard Romney, who is a supporter of abortion and gay marriage - and consistent supporter every economic failure, one who has apointed activist, gay supporting judges. You and others, however, seem more than willing to lend him your support by pulling the “I am voting for Willard Romney” lever. Your call.
Only an Obama fight gave rise to the tea party. Only a fight will force Republicans to get back to their roots.
Embracing the liberal Romney will decimate the party and set it back a generation.
Obama evil? You betcha.
Romney evil? You betcha.
The question for me has been, which evil path has the potential to result in a stronger conservative movement.
Amen. It amazes me they really think this way. Some people take the conspiracy theory to the most bizarre of extremes.
You are tiring. I am a Newt guy but you are over the top with your devotion to kill Mitten’s. I can’t stand him as well but why not put this energy into Obama?
I have been here for a while and it is becoming a indoctrination camp. I want Obama Gone. Do you?
Has anyone else noticed that almost all of the Romney hit pieces posted on this forum are from our resident Øbama supporter SSoConPubbie.
He did the same thing to McCain in 2008
You have a problem with conservatives fighting liberals? That being the case, why are you still here?