Mitt RomneyPresident 2008

Mitt Romney Watch: Faking It on Abortion


I can accept Romney’s conversion to a pro-life position but the main question is Romney SINCERE or POLITICALLY EXPEDIENT?

Most probably the latter. This makes him a LIAR and disqualifies him from the Presidency.


Today the Boston Globe has a piece that says nearly the same – there are problems with Romney’s honesty:

Politicians always listen for the beat of the constituency they seek to represent, and waltz to it as best they can. They routinely tap dance around tough issues. They cha-cha-cha, reversing course when necessary. But they don’t all do what Romney did on abortion rights. He engaged in a full-body tango with Massachusetts voters, doing everything he could to convince them he was pro-choice. He used his mother and another dead relative as props in a cold political calculation. But, this “pro-life Mormon,” to quote Murphy, was “faking it” big time.

That’s more than a mistake. That’s dishonest.


Let’s look AGAIN at the Romney Flip Flop Faking It positions on abortion:

  • 1994: Mitt Romney was pro-choice:“I believe that abortion should be safe and legal in this country. I have since the time that my mom took that position when she ran in 1970 as a US Senate candidate. I believe that since Roe v. Wade has been the law for 20 years we should sustain and support it.” (Joan Vennochi, “Romney’s Revolving World,” The Boston Globe, 3/2/06)
  • 2001: Mitt Romney was not pro-choice:“I do not wish to be labeled pro-choice.” (Mitt Romney, Letter to the Editor, The Salt Lake Tribune, 7/12/01)
  • 2002: Mitt Romney was again pro-choice:“I respect and will protect a woman’s right to choose. This choice is a deeply personal one … Women should be free to choose based on their own beliefs, not mine and not the government’s.” (Stephanie Ebbert, “Clarity Sought On Romney’s Abortion Stance,” The Boston Globe, 7/3/05)
  • November 2004: Mitt Romney said he converted to the pro-life position.Romney said he changed his views after meeting with Harvard scientists on stem-cell research: ‘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.’ (Karen Tumulty, “What Romney Believes,” Time, 5/21/07)
  • May 2005: Mitt Romney reaffirmed that he was “absolutely committed” to support the pro-choice position.Six months after he claimed to have converted to the pro-life position, Romney stated: “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)
  • January 2007: Mitt Romney acknowledged he was “effectively pro-choice.”On January 29, 2007 during a visit to South Carolina, Romney stated: “Over the last multiple years, as you know, I have been effectively pro-choice.” (Bruce Smith, “Romney Campaigns in SC with Sen. DeMint,” The Associated Press, 1/29/07)
  • February 2007: Mitt Romney stated that he “was always for life.”On another campaign stop in South Carolina, Romney stated: “I am firmly pro-life… I was always for life.” (Jim Davenport, “Romney Affirms Opposition to Abortion,” The Associated Press, 2/9/2007)

Other Romney oddities and FLIPS:

Campaign finance reform

Illegal Immigration

Illegal aliens mowing his lawn

Flip on Gay Marriage

Lied about hunting

Scientology book one of his favorites

Is Mitt Romney REALLY the one to trust with the Presidency?



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