Skip to comments.Romney's Pro-Life Conversion: Myth or Reality? (June 14, 2007)
Posted on 04/25/2012 11:37:27 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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.
Within two months of his epiphany on this issue, Romney appointed to a judgeship a Democrat who was an avowed supporter of abortion rights. In May 2005, Romney also declared his support for a House bill lifting President Bush's ban on federal funding of embryonic stem cell research -- a bill he now said he opposes.
Romney's Campaign Narrative The November 2004 meeting is a crucial part of Romney's campaign narrative as he explains why he backed away from his long-standing support for abortion rights shortly before he began his quest for the presidency.
"It struck me very powerfully at that point, that the Roe v. Wade approach has so cheapened the value of human life that someone could think it's not a moral issue to destroy embryos that have been created solely for the purpose of research," he said at a campaign stop earlier this year in South Carolina. "I said to my chief of staff, and that's been two and a half years ago, I said to her, 'I want to make it very clear that I'm pro-life.'"
But just two months after he switched his position on abortion, Romney nominated a Democrat who ran for the state legislature as a "pro-choice" candidate to a perch on a state district court.
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But then again this article is from 2007
Romney is like the weather in Oregon. If you don’t like the rain, wait five minutes and the sun will peep through. With Romney the end justifies the means. Do not forget that. Our Malibu Ken doll is luxuriating today at our expense tomorrow.
Yup, just in case you forget how bad Mitt Romney actually is.
More than ever we need to win the Senate and block liberal appointments if Obama wins and block moderate nominees if Romney wins.
Not gonna happen.
What makes you think Romney's gonna appoint moderates? Dream on.
“...and block moderate nominees if Romney wins.”
The Senate is filled with moderate/RINO Republican Senators who will leap with joy at every liberal judicial nominee RINOmney would send them.
No worries though. A vote for RINOmney is a vote for Obama.
Even one of Mitt's campaign officials said his political positions are like an etch-a-sketch. He says one thing during the primary, then :::shake, shake, shake::: starts over for the general election.
Romney did say emphatically during the debates that the choice of his nominees to SCOTUS would be like Scalia, Alito, Roberts, and Thomas. The base is watching. In MA the base consisted of liberals and socialists.
Read my lips.... Watch my actions.
The ONLY thing Myth has over Mr 0b0tt0 is he doesn't HATE AMERICA. Other than that he's a 0biwan clone.
i don’t know how to feel about this. i live in Massachusetts and remember the stuff Romney said when he was running for Governor and when he ran against Ted Kennedy. He claimed to be “pro choice”, and I wasn’t sure whether he meant it or not. I assumed he was just saying it to get elected, since I figure Mormons are mostly anti abortion.
Uh. What did you say?