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Romney: Gay couples should have right to adopt
The Washington Post ^ | May 10, 2012 | Felicia Sonmez

Posted on 05/10/2012 6:38:57 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney (R) said Thursday that he believes gay couples should be allowed to adopt children, even as he reiterated his view that marriage is defined as a relationship between a man and a woman.

In an interview with Neil Cavuto of Fox Business Network, Romney was asked whether he believes the gay marriage debate is a new civil rights movement, as some Democrats have framed the issue.

“I don’t see it in that light,” Romney responded. “I believe my record as a person who has supported civil rights is strong and powerful. At the same time, I believe that marriage has been defined the same way for literally thousands of years by virtually every civilization in history and that marriage is by its definition a relationship between a man and woman.”

He added that “if two people of the same gender want to live together, want to have a loving relationship, even want to adopt a child — in my state, individuals of the same sex are able to adopt children. In my view, that’s something which people have the right to do, but to call that marriage is, in my view, a departure from the real meaning of the word.”

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KEYWORDS: adoption; homosexualadoption; homosexualagenda; romney; romney2012; romneytruthfile; samesexadoption
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To: madprof98
A pregnant woman who has no control over where her child is placed ...

Sorry, but that is flat out wrong. My wife and I have been trying to adopt a newborn for years. We've had multiple birth mothers choose us, and then pull out. Once upon a time things were different, but nowadays the birth mother has all the power. She chooses the adoptive family from a multitude of profiles, and she can change her mind at the last minute. Believe me, it happens often in the modern system.

... might well reject the possibility of adoption--and perhaps even choose abortion instead.

Furthermore, babies are not saved from the abortion mill by adoption. Think about it. Women don't have abortions because there is a lack of couples willing to adopt their children. They have abortions because they don't feel they can give the child the life they would want it to have, and they don't want it known that they were pregnant and gave up a child. There is still a strong stigma in many circles against giving up one's child for adoption, and many women opt to avoid that issue. Otherwise, abortion would be far less common. Please understand that I'm not condemning women who abort, as awful as what I'm describing sounds.

251 posted on 05/11/2012 9:36:20 PM PDT by GenXFreedomFighter (Breitbart was right: If you don't vote for the Republican nominee , you are on the other side.)
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To: betty boop; Jim Robinson

I’m hoping that someone with more wits than I have can decide if this is accurate, because what I want is a Revolution at the Convention:

Reality Check: Why all RNC delegates are ‘Free Agents’ and unbound

http://www.fox19.com/story/18305604/reality-check-why-all-rnc-delegates-are-free-agents-and-unbound

It’s a video, 4 1/2 minutes.


252 posted on 05/11/2012 9:41:22 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: mnehring
[Article] Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney (R) said Thursday that he believes gay couples should be allowed to adopt children.....

Hey, Mitt -- Ever think about the welfare of the child before you snap off a one-liner like that?

Read a study sometime. Kids of gay "parents" have more problems, significant problems, than kids of heterosexual marriages, even children of divorced couples.

If it decreases the infanticide of abortion, I would rather the child have a choice of this start than no start at all.

How does that scenario arise? How many mothers-to-be can there possibly be, who, considering abortion, are dissuaded from aborting by the availability of a pair of gay men willing to play "catch" with her rejected child?

How is that good for the kid? Not only did Mommy want to abort him, but gave him away instead, and on top of that, she gave him to a pair of bodywaxed male models, who may or may not have Hep C and/or HIV -- how is that going to improve the kid's existential dilemma, that "Mother didn't want me"?

253 posted on 05/12/2012 3:28:11 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: GenXFreedomFighter; mnehring
Furthermore, babies are not saved from the abortion mill by adoption.

Further-to-my-last ping.

254 posted on 05/12/2012 3:31:49 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: betty boop
It seems I am not having any luck with that plan.

Of course you are!

I am sure that the way you've looked at things, what you've said makes the most sense - thus 'rational'.

I, however, am not willing to accept that as a Final or Only answer.

It's a LONG way to November!

255 posted on 05/12/2012 4:03:46 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: betty boop
If this cannot be done at the ballot box on November 6th next, then I do not know how it will be done.

Let your imagination roam!!!


"If my people..." (sorry Suzie ;^)

256 posted on 05/12/2012 4:07:42 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: betty boop
If this cannot be done at the ballot box on November 6th next, then I do not know how it will be done.

Don't fall into the Elijah trap; where he ended up moaning that he was the only one left...

1 Kings 18:22

257 posted on 05/12/2012 4:09:13 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: P-Marlowe

‘fellow’

She did include herself ;^)


258 posted on 05/12/2012 4:10:11 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: GenXFreedomFighter
Please understand that I'm not condemning women who abort, as awful as what I'm describing sounds.

INDEED!

They are between a rock and a hard place.

"I never thought it would come to this."

I 'condemn' our LEADERs who have made it 'legal' to kill another human being. But ONLY if you are wearing a white lab coat - if not, then FETICIDE suddenly appears!

259 posted on 05/12/2012 4:14:06 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Jim Robinson
If “King” Obama continues on his current constitution trampling course, I guarantee an impeachment in his immediate future. Or a drumming out of office like Nixon. The Liberty-loving American people will not long stand for a petty tyrant or wannabe KING!!

I certainly hope you are right about the American people Jim. If you are, then I have nothing to worry about.

260 posted on 05/12/2012 6:47:21 AM PDT by betty boop (We are led to believe a lie when we see with, and not through the eye. — William Blake)
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To: betty boop
Or a drumming out of office like Nixon.

Why do the DEMOS cling onto this loser?

SURELY they could run someone else in THEIR primary as well!

261 posted on 05/12/2012 7:42:00 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: betty boop
... THEIR primary convention.
262 posted on 05/12/2012 7:42:41 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Elsie
 
 
 
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263 posted on 05/12/2012 7:50:25 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: GenXFreedomFighter

You are right about the reality of adoption today: most birth mothers “pick” the family where their child is placed, and many stay in touch thereafter. But the reality and the perception are quite different. When you ask women who have had abortions why they did not consider adoption(and, believe me, I have asked), they usually answer that it would involve placing the child in the home of unknown strangers who might well molest and abuse him or her.


264 posted on 05/12/2012 9:46:07 AM PDT by madprof98 ("moritur et ridet" - salvianus)
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To: betty boop

That’s a big difference between conservatives and liberals like Obama and Romney. We have faith in our fellow Americans. And faith in God. They believe that government (kings) should make our decisions for us.


265 posted on 05/12/2012 10:27:33 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: madprof98

Sad, isn’t it?


266 posted on 05/12/2012 11:03:08 AM PDT by GenXFreedomFighter (Breitbart was right: If you don't vote for the Republican nominee , you are on the other side.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So, Mitt, shoving one’s face up another’s anus in search of sexual pleasure is okay with you?

Is sticking your pee-pee up another man’s poo-poo then licking the dipstick is an okay, legitimate love making ritual?

You need to get real or this nation is going to be truly lost as you’ve either lost your moral bearings or you never had any in the first place!


267 posted on 05/14/2012 2:09:38 PM PDT by IbJensen (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Mitt, would you want your grandkids adopted by two sodomites?

This is the moosh we came to know in MA.

Sorry to inflict him on you.


268 posted on 05/14/2012 2:18:18 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: savagesusie

It is evil and Romney’s nuts. These elites are a menace to the nation. All the science points away from homosexual adoption as being in the best interests of the child.

This is absurd. What’s with our leadership? I suspect they’re so sexualized and creepy that we’re being run by people whose humanity most of us wouldn’t recognize. Money, sex, power - they serve the god of this world and he’s a devil.


269 posted on 05/15/2012 3:23:47 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: kevcol

Mind control and cover story all wrapped up in an innocent little human life. Despicable.


270 posted on 05/15/2012 3:34:02 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: muawiyah
Guess Romney doesn’t read the Gospel of St. Matthew often ~ if at all ~

No, but I'll be he's read Nephi a bunch of times.
271 posted on 05/19/2012 9:58:27 AM PDT by Hilda
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