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Mitt Romney’s Eldest Son Has Twins Via Surrogate
ABC News ^ | May 4, 2012 | Emily Friendman

Posted on 05/04/2012 2:07:33 PM PDT by madprof98

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No way this granddad is going to stand up for traditional family values. Not gonna happen.
1 posted on 05/04/2012 2:07:41 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: madprof98

Kind of like the way his father Willard got the [R] nomination through “surrogates” (attacking the real Conservatives).


2 posted on 05/04/2012 2:10:48 PM PDT by kevcol
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To: madprof98

“No way this granddad is going to stand up for traditional family values. Not gonna happen.”

Are you saying that because Mitt Romney’s son had children via surrogate, MR will not stand for traditional values? What does using a surrogate cause someone to not have traditional family values??

MR doesn’t have traditional family values, but that has NOTHING to do with his son using a surrogate.


3 posted on 05/04/2012 2:11:36 PM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: madprof98
No way this granddad is going to stand up for traditional family values. Not gonna happen.

this is cool. progressive. but spending time with your deceased infant is weird; especially to a society that kills them for profit.

Even though a couple was recently reported to have gone to a morgue to view their deceased baby one last time and instead found the child to be alive.

4 posted on 05/04/2012 2:12:35 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: Reddy
MR doesn’t have traditional family values, but that has NOTHING to do with his son using a surrogate.

some consider the idea a bit non-traditional.

5 posted on 05/04/2012 2:14:04 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: madprof98
This is why grandpa is trying to redefine marriage and socially engineer families. Polygamy would have handled this is problem.
6 posted on 05/04/2012 2:14:27 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: madprof98

Abort. Abort. Abort.... oh wait, too late. Or, is it? hmm


7 posted on 05/04/2012 2:14:55 PM PDT by sagar
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To: madprof98

Just as Sarah Palin isn’t going to stand up for traditional family values after her teenaged daughter became pregnant out of wedlock?


8 posted on 05/04/2012 2:15:58 PM PDT by SuzyQue
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To: madprof98

Using a surrogate to bring children into the world...evil bastards!!!


9 posted on 05/04/2012 2:16:16 PM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: wtc911

Don’t forget paying off the surrogates. Basically, purchasing the baby!


10 posted on 05/04/2012 2:18:16 PM PDT by sagar
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To: Reddy
MR doesn’t have traditional family values, but that has NOTHING to do with his son using a surrogate.

Unless surrogate is code for sister wife.

11 posted on 05/04/2012 2:21:10 PM PDT by itsahoot (I will not vote for Romney period, and by election day you won't like him either.)
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To: madprof98
I am guessing too much polygamist Mormon inbreeding is keeping them from having a child naturally.

Or maybe they just have so much money they don't want to bother with actually being pregnant.

12 posted on 05/04/2012 2:21:21 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009
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To: sagar

Triple evil bastards!!!


13 posted on 05/04/2012 2:22:10 PM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

So are heart transplants and organ donations and every other type of modern medicine breakthroughs.


14 posted on 05/04/2012 2:22:50 PM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: Reddy

The difference is that there is a traditional way to have babies. There is no traditional ways to have heart transplant and organ donations.


15 posted on 05/04/2012 2:25:04 PM PDT by sagar
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To: SuzyQue

Just as Sarah Palin isn’t going to stand up for traditional family values after her teenaged daughter became pregnant out of wedlock?


Good for you SuzyQue.

I can’t stand “pious’ jerks.


16 posted on 05/04/2012 2:25:12 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: sagar

“The difference is that there is a traditional way to have babies.”

Next, you’ll be saying that only children conceived using the missionary position should be allowed to live. Sheesh.


17 posted on 05/04/2012 2:26:52 PM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: Reddy

I think John and Elizabeth Edwards might have avoided a lot of very ugly publicity if they had just claimed that Johnny’s last child was born by a “surrogate” for them. Aside from DNA tests (which can’t be compelled), how does an outsider know that a couple’s “birth by a surrogate” is not in fact just the product of the husband’s extramarital affair?


18 posted on 05/04/2012 2:28:35 PM PDT by Tau Food
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To: sagar

Wow. You ever do it other than the Missionary Position?


19 posted on 05/04/2012 2:28:49 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: All

Two children are born, and most here are spewing hate...lovely.


20 posted on 05/04/2012 2:30:55 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: the invisib1e hand
a bit non-traditional

Well, evidently not here on FreeRepublic.

21 posted on 05/04/2012 2:31:06 PM PDT by madprof98 ("moritur et ridet" - salvianus)
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To: madprof98

How horrible! Isn’t that illegal?
Rent-a-womb is very dangerous social policy.


22 posted on 05/04/2012 2:33:18 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: sagar

No one does this for fun. They wanted more children and for some reason, she could not have any more the usual way.

It’s her egg and his sperm. What’s the problem.

Better than what Mary Cheney and her “spouse” did.


23 posted on 05/04/2012 2:33:55 PM PDT by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: madprof98

It’s called fake/better than thou piety.


24 posted on 05/04/2012 2:34:05 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: sagar

No one does this for fun. They wanted more children and for some reason, she could not have any more the usual way.

It’s her egg and his sperm. What’s the problem.

Better than what Mary Cheney and her “spouse” did.


25 posted on 05/04/2012 2:34:19 PM PDT by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: Tau Food

Yes, maybe John could have avoided his current court battle if they had lied and said Reilly was a surrogate. John’s probably smacking himself for not thinking of that first. Maybe he did and Elizabeth wouldn’t go along with it :)


26 posted on 05/04/2012 2:34:22 PM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: Reddy

“Next, you’ll be saying that only children conceived using the missionary position should be allowed to live. Sheesh.”

Well, there have been many “positions”, traditionally speaking. All result in natural insemination.

But the matter here is an artificial/unnatural insemination and the fertilized egg being unnaturally implanted on the “womb”. There is nothing natural about this. It is like making ice-cubes. Nothing natural about it.


27 posted on 05/04/2012 2:34:56 PM PDT by sagar
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Hey jerk, read the article. They already have 3 other children that were not born via a surrogate.


28 posted on 05/04/2012 2:36:15 PM PDT by surrey
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To: madprof98

Congratulations to the Romneys on the birth of their two new children!

To those of you using this as an excuse to attack his father, I say “Pffft!”


29 posted on 05/04/2012 2:37:21 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Running in circles and screaming is not a strategy.)
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To: sagar

Like I said, there is nothing “natural” about having someone else’ organ transplanted into you, either. But I’m sure you wouldn’t care if you needed one.

For some reason, Tagg Romney and his wife needed a surrogate. Nothing wrong with that and not our business.


30 posted on 05/04/2012 2:37:45 PM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: EEGator

No spewing of hate from me. I’m a Catholic, and I believe we stand alone in prohibiting the following: contraception (other than NFP for legitimate reasons), artificial insemination, and surrogates.


31 posted on 05/04/2012 2:38:14 PM PDT by jobim (.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

I am guessing too much polygamist Mormon inbreeding is keeping them from having a child naturally.

Or maybe they just have so much money they don’t want to bother with actually being pregnant.


You are an arrogant ass.

I bet you call yourself a Christian, too.

Two babies are born and you come up with that kind of hate.


32 posted on 05/04/2012 2:40:55 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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It is like making ice-cubes. Nothing natural about it.

So does that mean you never use ice-cubes? Or air conditioning? None of that is natural. And I assume you never drive a car, since the natural way to get around is to walk... How far do you want to take this argument?

I'm not a fan of surrogacy - if an infertile couple wants kids, I think adoption is a much more loving option - but your attitude about the whole topic is very annoying.

33 posted on 05/04/2012 2:42:20 PM PDT by CA Conservative (Texan by birth, Californian by circumstance)
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To: madprof98

OH bull.

The gift of a child is precious no matter how it arrives..

I’m the mother of an adopted child and he was raised Conservative and is a fantastic adult now..

the new Romney kids will have a great life..I’m thrilled for them.


34 posted on 05/04/2012 2:42:42 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: the invisib1e hand

Oooooohhh! Cutting right to the point! That was a good one. Touche.


35 posted on 05/04/2012 2:42:50 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: jobim

I wasn’t directing that at everyone...we’re good :)


36 posted on 05/04/2012 2:44:48 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: madprof98

Rent-a- womb isagainst the law in France and most European countries.

This is dangerous social policy and can lead to all forms of horrible consequences.

What happened to you so-called conservatives? Surrogate mothers, rent-a- womb, using fetus stem cells for research; where is your moral consistency?


37 posted on 05/04/2012 2:46:40 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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“For some reason, Tagg Romney and his wife needed a surrogate. Nothing wrong with that and not our business.”

There in lies the problem. They needed the surrogate to create unnatural babies. Even rape makes babies, naturally. Even crack-whores make babies, naturally. Those rape and drug babies exist for natural purposes. AI, however, is purely unnatural.

The “reason” they wanted a surrogate was to create them some babies. They already had children. So, you can’t claim childless couple (that would not make it any better). So, they did it just to create unnatural babies. Everything is wrong with that.

I am not going into their house and saying them on their faces. I will however voice my opinion when raised the topic.


38 posted on 05/04/2012 2:46:57 PM PDT by sagar
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. The same surrogate was used for the twins carried their youngest son Jonathan, who was born in August of 2010. Their other three children were not born via surrogacy.

Who writes this stuff? I think their "youngest son" is the second born twin who was just delivered. Geeeesh!

39 posted on 05/04/2012 2:49:04 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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after reading the posts here...

I checked to make sure I didn't accidentally go to Democrat Underground...sure reads like some of their stupid insulting remarks.

40 posted on 05/04/2012 2:50:36 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: TexasFreeper2009

The simple explanation, and the usual reason in most of these cases, is that the wife is infertile or has had multiple failures to carry to term. She is 39 after all, and if she hasn’t already had children her time is up.

Everyone I know who has been in this position has already tried all sorts of fertility treatments. This is the last option.


41 posted on 05/04/2012 2:50:53 PM PDT by buwaya
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To: madprof98

I’m happy for them.


42 posted on 05/04/2012 2:51:02 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: SuzyQue
Just as Sarah Palin isn’t going to stand up for traditional family values after her teenaged daughter became pregnant out of wedlock?

and you see these two events as identical?

fear for the republic.

43 posted on 05/04/2012 2:51:45 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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What happened to you so-called conservatives? Surrogate mothers, rent-a- womb, using fetus stem cells for research; where is your moral consistency? ?

How did you make the leap from surrogate mothers to fetal stem cell research?

One option creates life, the other extinguishes it. I think there is a HUGE difference between the two.

44 posted on 05/04/2012 2:52:45 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Running in circles and screaming is not a strategy.)
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To: madprof98

Surrogate motherhood or Rent-a- womb, is going against God’s will.
Most evangelicals, Catholics, and orthodox Jews are against this practice.


45 posted on 05/04/2012 2:53:22 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Just come right out and say you don’t like the Romneys.
I know I don’t. Here they basically rented a womb ....

And what kind of stupid name is `Tag’ anyway?

Missionary position? Hey, too much information girlfriend!
This isn’t The View: Spare us the details of your sex life, OK?

Let’s get back to Mitt. I can see the grandkids going to `Tag’ and asking, “Um, Tag, Dad—is granddad alive? He hasn’t moved all day ..... “

Guess I told the gun=grabbing, abortionist, homo Rhomnoids,
huh Tex?
Don’t let the lefty bass-turds grind you down: Screw `em!


46 posted on 05/04/2012 2:54:03 PM PDT by tumblindice (It's the Mitt Romney Show! Howdy doody, boys & girls. Well .... it's vomit-swallowin' time again!)
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To: madprof98

None of this is any of my business, or anyone else’s. I don’t “get” why they have to announce a birth as surrogate (tho I guess it’s pretty obvious his wife wasn’t carrying). 3 children born within 2 years by the same surrogate seems a bit much, given they already had three children born without a surrogate. Maybe it’d be more understandable to us more traditional types had they not had the first three.


47 posted on 05/04/2012 2:54:52 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: madprof98

So who was the surrogate, the father or the mother?


48 posted on 05/04/2012 2:55:19 PM PDT by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: the invisib1e hand

The teenage Palin had her baby naturally. The conception was natural, magical, and blessed. The conception was not due to a doctor breaking the egg-wall, injecting the sperm into it, and then implanting it in a rented-womb.

AI is evil and twisted. Those doing AI(doctors, “parents”, and surrogates) should be in jail.

Let’s factory produce the babies... just need a sperm, an egg, an a womb!


49 posted on 05/04/2012 2:58:49 PM PDT by sagar
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To: Old Sarge
Maybe they borrowed one of Mitt's surrogates...


50 posted on 05/04/2012 2:59:21 PM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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