Skip to comments.Romney says Ryan won't oppose abortion in rape cases (Romney supports both rape & incest abortion)
Posted on 08/20/2012 5:17:54 AM PDT by xzins
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"Governor Romney and Congressman (Paul) Ryan disagree with Mr. Akin's statement, and a Romney-Ryan administration would not oppose abortion in instances of rape," Romney spokeswoman Amanda Henneberg said.
Then we learn that Romney supports abortion not just in rape cases but also in incest cases:
found that while Romney backed abortions in cases of incest and rape, Ryan did not.
Now we know why Romney did not sign that pro-life pledge.
And we also discover that Right to Life, in endorsing Romney, has violated their own standards.
In short, those are loopholes so large that you could drive a fleet of trucks through them. Because it all depends on how you define those words.
Rape: "spousal rape"? "date rape"? Is rape rape just because someone says it's rape?
Incest: a consenting adult practitioners of incest really not responsible for the life of a conceived child? Is incest to be strictly defined as 1st cousin or closer? Or is 4th, 5th, 16th cousins eligible if the claim is simply "incest"?
So — let me guess — you’re going to vote for Obama instead, because his “all abortion, all the time” is preferable to Romney’s odious views?
Are you interested in Romney’s views or not? After all, you’re voting for him.
Should we hide what he believes???
Once again, we find that telling the truth is a gaffe.
The problem with Romney is that we really don’t know what he believes. In Mass he took a very different line than he does now on so many things that it is hard to find out what the real Mitt Romney believes. Personally I think he is a Republican Bill Clinton/John Edwards who has no core convictions and will say whatever he thinks people want to hear in order to get elected. I’ll vote for him against Obama but he is an even worse candidate than John McCain.
Honest response, Woodsman. I respect it.
I agree. Romney is Clinton in so many ways.
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Akin did mean to say that the rate of pregnancies from rape is low, and he attempted to distinguish between violent rape and unsubstantiated claims of rape.
Those are both legitimate, but as you say, it’s not permissible to talk about them.
What it did do, though, was finally flush Romney out.
Actually, though, Romney will see this as being to his benefit. He gets to claim being a rape, incest, life of mother exceptions type of pro-lifer.
More importantly, it tells us that Romney will appoint justices who will keep abortion legal so that rape and incest exceptions are covered.
Of course not. Nor should we be surprised at the leftist R0mney trying to corrupt the conservative Ryan, rather than learning from him.
Unemployment is worse in 44 states! That is my observation.
This discussion is a waste of time.
The return from the abortion culture is in small steps.
God won’t judge me for the unemployment rate, but he will for taking life with due process.
CORRECTION: God won’t judge me for the unemployment rate, but he will for taking life WITHOUT due process.
My guess is that Romney doesn’t care much about abortion one way or the other and probably won’t act on it at all. He is trying to form the most non-controversal stance at all so that it doesn’t become a big issue or distraction in the campaign. Same reason he took the stance he took in Massachusettes... path of least resistance to shut down an issue he doesn’t care about and sees as a wedge issue. I am not defending him by any means, just stating where I personally think his head is at.
And it starts...
Has Obama changed his position on Infanticide?
Do you believe abortion is infanticide?
Oh good, another tangent that diverts attention away from the terrible state of the country under Obama. Thanks Mr. Akin!
So all those ads by Obama are lies, then, right? We in Florida have been barraged with ads trying to scare women telling them Romney opposes abortion EVEN IN CASES OF RAPE AND INCEST.
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