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Question about abortion issue

Posted by on Oct. 10, 2012 at 11:37 AM
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http://news.yahoo.com/romney-says-wont-pursue-abortion-laws-022009128.html

So I know that this article will be given the "that's bias" argument, but I'm just curious what pro-lifers who are supporting Romney think of this flip flop?

Personally, I'm a middle of the road Independent. I have views on both sides of the political fence, and had I not been paying attention to what Romney's been saying for the last 18 months I would have totally flipped to that side of the fence at the debate. However, I have, and I don't trust him.

So. With that, I'm curious what the pro-lifers think about Romney now that he's saying he won't be changing any abortion laws. Assumingly to get to the middle of the roaders like myself.

No bashing.

by on Oct. 10, 2012 at 11:37 AM
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Sisteract
by Socialist Hippie on Oct. 10, 2012 at 11:45 AM
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He's a player.

His game is pandering.

He has been doing it his whole life- becoming whomever or endorsing whatever in his quest for the prize.

Watching the Frontline 2012 piece, the one statement that stuck with me was from one of his advisers. He said MR has no true ideology or philosophical approach. It is clear that MR is very easily willing to become what others what him to be; parrot a popular opinion.

He was pro-choice because he needed to be in order to be elected Gov of MA- It was MR's liberal phase of life. He was once a reg. political Independent.

 

Meadowchik
by Gold Member on Oct. 10, 2012 at 12:11 PM
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Romney has been pro-life in the campaign and he still is pro-life.  As of now the abortion issue is a judicial issue at the federal level, not a legislative one.

 

conniejo75
by on Oct. 10, 2012 at 12:16 PM
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Exactly. No president can just change the law... it is judicial and been held up by the supreme court.
Personally I am pro life but I also believe that abortion has its place. Right or wrong, I can only make that choice for ME


Quoting Meadowchik:

Romney has been pro-life in the campaign and he still is pro-life.  As of now the abortion issue is a judicial issue at the federal level, not a legislative one.


 


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by on Oct. 10, 2012 at 12:20 PM
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That's my feeling on it. It's not right for ME, but I do not have the right to remove that choice from another woman.

I understand that it is a judicial issue upheld by the supreme court. I get that. Just curious what the pulse is.

Quoting conniejo75:

Exactly. No president can just change the law... it is judicial and been held up by the supreme court.
Personally I am pro life but I also believe that abortion has its place. Right or wrong, I can only make that choice for ME


Quoting Meadowchik:

Romney has been pro-life in the campaign and he still is pro-life.  As of now the abortion issue is a judicial issue at the federal level, not a legislative one.


 



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by Gold Member on Oct. 10, 2012 at 1:30 PM
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Me?

MsDenuninani
by Bronze Member on Oct. 10, 2012 at 2:25 PM
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(not a pro-lifer but sticking my nose in here)

In 1993, Romney told the Mormon church that he "had" to run as a pro-choicer for the US Senate because this was the only way he would get elected to Mass governor.  Then, in 1999, he reframed his position as pro-life when he wanted to run for governor of Utah.  Then, in 2002, he repositioned himself as a pro-lifer.  At every turn, at every point, he is what you want him to be.

Someone else said it best:
 
"If you want to understand what will happen to the no-legislation assurance Romney gave to the Register yesterday, look at what happened to the assurances he gave to voters in Massachusetts a decade ago. In 2002, as a candidate for governor, he repeatedly promised to “preserve and protect a woman’s right to choose.” After he was elected, he reinterpreted that statement as a pledge not to “change our abortion laws either to restrict abortion or to facilitate it.” This allowed him to veto pro-choice legislation. Then, as he moved on from Massachusetts and began to court pro-lifers as a presidential candidate, he reinterpreted his no-change policy this way: “Every time I faced a decision as governor that related to life, I came down on the side of life.”
 
He's lying to the middle.
 
As for the assertion that it doesn't matter, because abortion is a judicial matter -- it absolutely matters because there will likely be a Sup. Ct. opening in the next four years.  Additionally:
 
"The National Right to Life Committee, whose PAC has endorsed Romney, currently lists 23 “Key Bills in Congress” that it supports. Nine of the 14 House bills on the list have more than 100 sponsors each. Three have more than 218 sponsors—a voting majority. Most of these bills deal with late-term abortion, public funding, parental notification, and the right of health care institutions to withhold abortions or abortion information—issues on which Romney has made clear he’ll stand with pro-lifers. If these bills get to his desk, he’ll sign them."
 
My general thought is that abortion - like everything else -- isn't something he cares enough about to have strong feelings either way.  Abortion is a bargaining tool, and he can take it or leave it. 
Sisteract
by Socialist Hippie on Oct. 10, 2012 at 2:35 PM

OP, the post important point of this entire issue- the fact that MR's  appears to change his position on every single issue. 

WHAT does he actually stand for and HOW will he do what he ultimately decides he wants or someone tells him to do?

It's a crapshoot with this guy.

How could anyone be comfortable with the possibles in that game?

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