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Richards: Romney More Anti-Planned Parenthood Than McCain
Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt

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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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abortion; elections; plannedparenthood; prolife; romney

1 posted on 06/09/2012 4:35:27 PM PDT by Innovative
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To: Innovative

Romney probably hates baby killers more than McCain does.


2 posted on 06/09/2012 4:36:49 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Free Stuff or Freedom! You Decide 2012.)
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To: Innovative

Was McCain anti anything?


3 posted on 06/09/2012 4:49:57 PM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: NewHampshireDuo

“Was McCain anti anything?”

After the pick, he became anti-Palin.


4 posted on 06/09/2012 4:53:58 PM PDT by Rennes Templar (No matter how cynical you get, it's never enough to keep up.)
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To: Innovative

Then why did he give them a permanent spot on the board that helped make insurance decisions for MassCare?

We may be stuck with him, but let’s not pretend that his past doesn’t even exist, shall we?


5 posted on 06/09/2012 4:56:32 PM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (not voting for the lesser of two evils)
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To: Innovative

Good catch!

“Flying Imam” bombing in 3.....2......


6 posted on 06/09/2012 4:58:18 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: NewHampshireDuo

Was McCain anti anything?


Domestically he was’nt. If it were McCain’s decision after his death he would be suspended exactly halfway between heaven and hell with the other RINO Republicrats in the Senate. Compromise and bi-partisanship have destroyed the GOP and our country. They never seem to understand the fact that meeting the other side halfway when the other side is wrong moves you in the wrong direction!!!!!!!!


7 posted on 06/09/2012 4:59:57 PM PDT by volunbeer (Don't worry America, our kids will pay for it!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“Romney probably hates baby killers more than McCain does.”

Unless the $50 fee is at hand and the baby is ‘gentile’.


8 posted on 06/09/2012 5:02:24 PM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I'm not willing to light my hair on fire to try and get support. I am who I am." - Willard M Romney)
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To: Innovative

Thank you Cecile for pointing that out. That will surely HELP Romney pull-in some of the ‘not so sure’ votes he’ll need in November!!


9 posted on 06/09/2012 5:02:48 PM PDT by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: Yashcheritsiy

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2012/jan/20/newt-gingrich/Gingrich-ad-says-Mitt-Romney-appointed-Planned-Par/

Here, this will make you feel better.


10 posted on 06/09/2012 5:04:22 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: Innovative

I hope she’s right.


11 posted on 06/09/2012 5:12:10 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: Innovative

But..but..but..there’s No difference between Romney and Obama < /sarc >


12 posted on 06/09/2012 5:21:15 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: Innovative

Nonsense. Romney put a representative of Planned Parenthood as an ex officio member of the board of Romneycare. It is the ONLY organization to get that treatment.

Which is not to say that McCain was ever reliable either.

But the obvious purpose of this Planned Parenthood missive is to persuade leftists and PP lovers to vote for Obama.


13 posted on 06/09/2012 5:38:01 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2012/jan/20/newt-gingrich/Gingrich-ad-says-Mitt-Romney-appointed-Planned-Par/


14 posted on 06/09/2012 5:45:16 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: NewHampshireDuo
Was McCain anti anything?

Well, including his having been (it seems forever) anti-Conservatives, this BOTTOM-FEEDING-SCUMBAG (see: how he treated the families of our MIA/POW's during the hearings on this issue and how he burried this matter, for my reasoning) was Anti-Swift Boat Vets as well as Anti-Vietnam Vets who were working diligently to expose the phony, fraudulent, Anti-American, Traitor, John "F'n" Kerry back in 04.

He basically told us to shut up, sit down and get over it and went on to defend his "good bud" Kerry over those Millions of us who Kerry had denigrated, dishonored, slandered, lied about and caused irreperable harm while head of the Vietnam Vets Against the War and his testimony before Congress.

From that point on, Juan McPain was no longer any Vietnam "brother" to me or many, many, others and I hold him just below Kerry as geing lower than whale dung.

15 posted on 06/09/2012 5:50:21 PM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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To: Innovative

Wow, the Dems just cannot keep from campaigning for the Republicans.


16 posted on 06/09/2012 5:55:00 PM PDT by bboop (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? St. Augustine)
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To: OrangeHoof
But..but..but..there’s No difference between Romney and Obama < /sarc >

Oh no, its worse than that. In fact, wait a few minutes and the HATE-ROMNEY-MORMON crowd (well, not actually a "crowd," just a few, thank God) will show up and SWEAR that he is...wait for it....TEN TIMES WORSE than Obama.

Never mind that Obummer never met an abortion he didn't like; supported late-term abortion (for ANY reason) and EVEN, supported INFANTICIDE (by opposing the Born Alive Act) while serving in the IL Legistlature....YOU KNOW WHERE THE BABIES WHO SURVIED ABORTION WERE THROWN IN A HAMPER AND LEFT TO DIE....

But not too worry, they will come up with SOMETHING which makes Mittens more dangerous, a threat to our Republic and even more despicable than Dear Leader.

17 posted on 06/09/2012 6:00:12 PM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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To: Cicero

“Romney put a representative of Planned Parenthood as an ex officio member of the board of Romneycare.”

1. “Ex officio”
2. “Keep your friends close, keep your enemies closer”
3. Politics and large organizations work like that


18 posted on 06/09/2012 6:01:40 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: Cicero

Well said. Excellent post sir.


19 posted on 06/09/2012 6:30:58 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas, Texas, Whisky)
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To: truth_seeker

Fox, meet henhouse.


20 posted on 06/09/2012 6:32:19 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas, Texas, Whisky)
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To: Innovative

omigosh, that is great. I would love to get rid of all that. What’s not to love?


21 posted on 06/09/2012 6:34:42 PM PDT by altura
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To: Innovative
This is campaign Romney.

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.

22 posted on 06/09/2012 6:41:47 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP now goes for it's Presidential candidates.)
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To: Yashcheritsiy

Cecile Richards must be presumed to be a professional liar.


23 posted on 06/09/2012 6:45:00 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: NewHampshireDuo

McCain was pro-life, Romney only switched from rabidly pro-abortion for his presidential run.


24 posted on 06/09/2012 6:55:24 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP now goes for it's Presidential candidates.)
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To: netmilsmom
Here, this will make you feel better.

Why? The Politifact page you linked basically says the exact same thing I did.

25 posted on 06/09/2012 7:40:11 PM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (not voting for the lesser of two evils)
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To: ansel12; Innovative

Exactly. Up until he was reprogrammed to run for President as a Republican, Planned Parenthood really liked the cut of Romney’s jib.


26 posted on 06/09/2012 7:42:21 PM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (not voting for the lesser of two evils)
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To: Innovative

27 posted on 06/09/2012 8:18:14 PM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: Innovative

PS I anticipate a lengthy, egg-sucking response.
You get paid by the word, right? Or is it by the post?


28 posted on 06/09/2012 8:20:54 PM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: Innovative

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.

Blessings, Bobo


29 posted on 06/09/2012 8:22:25 PM PDT by bobo1
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To: Yashcheritsiy

>>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.”


30 posted on 06/09/2012 8:36:37 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: Innovative

Blah, blah, blah, go back into your baby killing cave, you Obama luvin’ slut.


31 posted on 06/09/2012 10:49:07 PM PDT by Bridesheadfan
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To: Innovative

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.


32 posted on 06/10/2012 4:30:43 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: netmilsmom

Nope - I think you need to go back and read a little more closely.


33 posted on 06/10/2012 5:26:14 AM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (not voting for the lesser of two evils)
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Romney donated to planned parenthood in the past............I never read that Mc Cain did. I wonder how much Romney pays for news coverage?


34 posted on 06/10/2012 9:34:26 AM PDT by NoRedTape
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To: Yashcheritsiy

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.


35 posted on 06/10/2012 1:04:37 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: netmilsmom
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."

36 posted on 06/11/2012 10:58:59 AM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (not voting for the lesser of two evils)
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