Romney's New Pledge Highlights Reversals on Abortion, Planned Parenthood, Crooks and liars, Monday June 20, 2011
Here is a prime example of a candidate that is using Empty Exercises to gain political position. As of this date, Mr. Romney is considered the top Republican Presidential Candidate.
When Mr. Romney was in his 1994 Massachusetts Senate run, Mr. and Mrs. Romney contributed $150 at a Planned Parenthood Event. By doing so, they gave their support to Planned Parenthood, the group that is Pro-choice, giving the right to the Mother to make the decision what to do with her body.
"Eight years later during his race for governor, Romney assured Planned Parenthood he supported Roe v.Wade, state Medicaid funding for abortion services and access to emergency contraception."
Now, in the role of Republican Presidential candidate, he is under pressure to sign a pledge promising draconian new restrictions on American's reproductive rights. He has joined the right-wing crusade against Planned Parenthood
He is making an empty exercise. In gathering your data on him, as a possible candidate, you thought you knew what he believed. He is going back on his belief on this issue. If you did not keep up with the issues, you might have voted for him because you thought he was Pro-Choice, based upon his earlier beliefs, when in reality he is Pro-life. The pledge commits signers to:"nominate judges and appoint executive branch officials who are opposed to abortion. The pledge continues, signers must push legislation to end all taxpayer funding of abortion and to sign a law to "protect unborn children who are capable of feeling pain from abortion." The pledge requires ending funding not just for Planned Parenthood, but for"all other contractors and recipients of federal funds with affiliates that perform or fund abortions, which would mean eliminating "federal funding for thousands of hospitals across America."
Mr. Romney responded in the National Review with "My Pro-life Pledge", which included more:
1. Reversal of Roe v. Wade
2 He supports the Hyde Amendment, which broadly bars the use of federal
funds for abortions, and as President he will support efforts to prohibit
federal funding for any organization that primarily performs abortions
or offers abortion related services.
There is more to the article, but what this is about is an empty exercise, it shows his character and asks the question--What can you believe about him? Would you want him to be your President if he makes decisions like this?
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