Skip to comments.Richards: Romney More Anti-Planned Parenthood Than McCain
Posted on 06/09/2012 4:35:13 PM PDT by Innovative
Cecile Richards, the president of Planned Parenthood, the nation's biggest abortion business, says Mitt Romney is even more anti-Planned Parenthood than John McCain.
The ad buy targets Romney's previous comments saying he would "get rid" of federal taxpayer funding for the abortion business and Planned Parenthood indicated the ad buy would target places like West Palm Beach, Florida; Des Moines, Iowa; and voters in northern Virginia.
Answering a question from CNN affiliate KDSK of St. Louis, Romney listed a series of programs he would cut or eliminate as president in order to reduce the federal deficit.
"You get rid of Obamacare, but there are others," Romney the station. "Planned Parenthood, we're gonna get rid of that. The subsidy for Amtrak, I would eliminate that. The National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, both excellent programs, but we can't afford to borrow money to pay for these things."
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omigosh, that is great. I would love to get rid of all that. What’s not to love?
No Republican has been more passionate and effective in sincerely explaining the importance of legal abortion than Mitt Romney.
Remember that he has donated to Planned Parenthood and fund raised for them.
Cecile Richards must be presumed to be a professional liar.
McCain was pro-life, Romney only switched from rabidly pro-abortion for his presidential run.
Why? The Politifact page you linked basically says the exact same thing I did.
Exactly. Up until he was reprogrammed to run for President as a Republican, Planned Parenthood really liked the cut of Romney’s jib.
PS I anticipate a lengthy, egg-sucking response.
You get paid by the word, right? Or is it by the post?
I changed my mind several times in the past.
What I do know is that obama is a fascist.
Nowhere in my playbook i would vote for a rat on any basis.
They are criminals and thugs. don’t agree with romney’s theology at all. can’t believe a sane person could believe in it at all.
Better than a muslim, however. Those people need to become extinct.
>>Why? The Politifact page you linked basically says the exact same thing I did.<<
Hmmmm, not really
“The governor of Massachusetts gets to appoint two of the 14 board members. When Romney was governor, he appointed Deborah Enos, president of Neighborhood Health Plan, a Medicaid managed care organization, and Bob Moran, an expert in payment methodologies at the University of Massachusetts.”
Blah, blah, blah, go back into your baby killing cave, you Obama luvin’ slut.
The bottom line is that Milt Romney is a LIBERAL
to the left of the late TED KENNEDY.
Milt Romney/Hussein Obama - 2012!!!!!!!
After all, Mr. RomneyCARE actually Invented Death Panels
and ObamaCARE and same sex marriage.
Who better than Romney to represent the DNC and Obama.
Nope - I think you need to go back and read a little more closely.
Romney donated to planned parenthood in the past............I never read that Mc Cain did. I wonder how much Romney pays for news coverage?
You said...”Then why did he give them a permanent spot on the board that helped make insurance decisions for MassCare?”
And I gave a quote from the article that told who he appointed and neither was from PP.
Sigh. Sometimes I despair of the reading abilities of FReepers.
I didn't say anything about who Romney appointed, I said, "Then why did he give them a permanent spot on the board that helped make insurance decisions for MassCare?"
Which he indeed did do.
Section 16M of the relevant statute, shows that Planned Parenthood was allotted one seat on the payment policy advisory board.
The "Politifacts" site you linked admits, "Among other things, the law establishes the MassHealth Payment Policy Advisory Board and says it shall have "one member appointed by Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts."
Now, we also understand that despite the attempted arguments of some, MassCare was NOT forced off onto Romney by an overwhelmingly Democrat legislature. Quite the opposite - Romney was intimately involved with the Democrats in helping to craft the bill that later became law with Romney's signature.
Further, despite the efforts at painting the governourship in MA as a very weak office, it nevertheless remains true that that office has the line-item veto. Romney could have used it to strike the portion about Planned Parenthood - since we know that he used it strike a number of other provisions in the bill of which he disapproved. This advisory board made spending decisions, and therefore, still comes under the purview of Massachusett's budgetary line-item veto provision.
Remember back when Ronald Reagan asked for the line-item veto in one of his state of the union addresses? He said, "I'll take the responsibility." Guess what? Romney had the responsibility. He didn't use it. Between his refusal to veto this provision and his administration's active involvement in crafting the bill, and ultimately his signing the bill into law, this means that he did indeed "give them a permanent spot on the board that helped make insurance decisions for MassCare."
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