Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Mitt Romney: so anti-abortion he increases the chances women may have them

Despite running as a candidate that supported Roe v Wade in 2002, Mitt Romney has done quite the opposite of what he promised the constituents that elected him by vetoing a bill that would provide women access to emergency contraception and criticizing Roe in today's Boston Globe. Romney is now an anti-abortion Governor who not only shows an utter lack of regard for the law of the land, the will of his constituents and even the so-called "pro-life" movement he claims to be a member of. You see, Romney wishes the law of the land would refelect his beliefs and, since it does not, he will not let that stand in the way of his standing in the way of women trying to obtain contraception.
''I understand that my views on laws governing abortion set me in the minority in our Commonwealth," Romney says in the op-ed article. ''I am prolife. I believe that abortion is the wrong choice, except in cases of incest, rape, and to save the life of the mother. I wish the people of America agreed, and that the laws of our nation could reflect that view."
As I've mentioned before, allowing for termination of pregnancy of an embryo/fetus that is potentially healthy and viable due to the circumstances of it's conception (rape or incest) is 100% inconsistent with the "every life is sacred" mantra of the procriminalization movement. Additionally such a position is actually less morally/ethically justifiable than a position that allows for termination in the case of embryonic/fetal health anomaly, especially since the only reason to support the position is political expedience.

Romney asserts he vetoed the bill due to his
personal feelings that abortion is wrong and to keep in line with his campaign promises [emphasis added]
Signing such a measure into law would violate the promise I made to the citizens of Massachusetts when I ran for governor. I pledged that I would not change our abortion laws either to restrict abortion or to facilitate it
Yet the bill he vetoed was one to provide women greater access to emergency contraception that prevents/delays ovulation to prevent conception (that'd be preventing pregnancy, not terminating it). In preventing access to emergency contraception, Romney increases the likelihood of pregnancy in the very women seeking to avoid it and, in some cases, ensuring the creation of pregnancy that will be terminated via elective abortion. To further add insult to injury Romney, who would be willing to allow rape victims to terminate a resultant pregnancy, has stepped in the way of preventing pregnancies that are likely to result in abortion. In short, Romney is facilitating abortions.

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