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Mitt Romney Watch: McCain Calls Out Mitt on Abortion


McCain and Romney tangle over abortion

The Press Release from the McCain Campaign:

For Immediate Release

Contact: Matt David


Wednesday, June 13, 2007





“Mitt Romney’s biggest challenge in this election will be convincing Republicans he has principled positions on important issues, especially now that it’s known that he remained committed to pro-choice policies after his ‘epiphany’ on abortion in 2004. In stark contrast, John McCain has a consistent 24 year pro-life record.” – Matt David, Deputy Communications Director



MITT: Mitt Romney maintains that he changed his position on abortion to pro-life after a “single revelatory moment” in November 2004.


FACT: A new video shows Mitt Romney, just six months after his so-called epiphany, declaring himself “absolutely committed” to supporting pro-choice laws. (YOUTUBE VIDEO:



Romney Says He Converted To Pro-Life Cause In November 2004, Saying That After That Time He Was Compelled To “Stand For The Dignity Of Human Life”

Romney “Simply Changed His Mind” On Abortion One Day In November 2004. “On abortion, Romney says he simply changed his mind. He recalls that it happened in a single revelatory moment, during a Nov. 9, 2004, meeting with an embryonic-stem-cell researcher who said he didn’t believe therapeutic cloning presented a moral issue because the embryos were destroyed at 14 days. ‘It hit me very hard that we had so cheapened the value of human life in a Roe v. Wade environment that it was important to stand for the dignity of human life,’ Romney says.” (Karen Tumulty, “What Romney Believes,” Time, 5/21/07)

· The Doctor, Harvard’s Douglas Melton, Claimed Romney “Mischaracterized My Position.” “Governor Romney has mischaracterized my position; we didn’t discuss killing or anything related to it. … I explained my work to him, told him about my deeply held respect for life, and explained that my work focuses on improving the lives of those suffering from debilitating diseases.” (Scott Helman, “Romney’s Journey To The Right,” The Boston Globe, 12/17/06)


Romney: “When I First Ran For Office … I Concluded, Wrongly, That I Would Support The Law As It Was In Place … And So I Publicly Acknowledged My Error, And Joined With You To Promote The Sanctity Of Human Life.” “As you know, when I first ran for office … I concluded, wrongly, that I would support the law as it was in place – effectively, a pro-choice position. … And I was wrong. And so I publicly acknowledged my error, and joined with you to promote the sanctity of human life. And you know that my words were matched with my actions.” (Mitt Romney, Remarks To Massachusetts Citizens For Life Mother’s Day Dinner, Agawam, MA, 5/10/07)

Six Months After His So-Called Epiphany, Romney Said He Was “Absolutely Committed” To Maintaining Pro-Choice Laws In Massachusetts

Romney In May 2005: “I am absolutely committed to my promise to maintain the status quo with regards to laws relating to abortion and choice and so far I’ve been able to successfully do that and my personal philosophical views about this issue is not something that I think would do anything other than distract from what I think is a more critical agenda …” (Mitt Romney, Remarks At Press Conference, 5/27/05)

· Watch Mitt Romney Say He Was “Absolutely Committed” To Maintaining Pro-Choice Laws Six Months After So-Called Epiphany On Abortion.

Today, Romney Says “As Governor I Came Down On The Side Of Life”

Romney In May 2007: “You don’t have to take my word for it. You can look at what I did as a governor. And as a governor I came down on the side of life.” (Fox News’ “Hannity & Colmes,” 5/7/07)


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The Romney campaign’s response:

Responds Romney spokesman Kevin Madden:

“Governor Romney is firmly pro-life and can rely on his record of having protected the sanctity of life when faced with those issues as governor.

Governor Romney consistently maintained, in an effort to protect the sanctity of life, that he would fight attempts to weaken the state’s existing abortion laws. Maintaining existing laws in a state like Massachusetts was an important fight in and of itself.

It’s very troubling that the McCain campaign would attack the governor’s pro-life stance by trying to alter the context of a statement made at a news conference where he also made a passionate case for his veto of stem cell legislation that showed a level of disregard for the sanctity of human life.

The McCain campaign’s motives are obviously borne of desperation. Their actions are both sad and unfortunate.”

Well, McCain is DESPERATE and Romney is a FLIPPER.

Both are out of the President 2008 race in ANY case.

If there is a race it is now between Rudy Giuliani and Fred Thompson.

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