Skip to comments.Why I vetoed contraception bill (Reminder Distortion out portion)
Posted on 01/30/2008 8:01:49 AM PST by restornu
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As I was reading a comment to Pal as I also was reminded as I watch the Video again I was being reminded no matter how one thinks they can be impartial on a subject, when the rubber meets the road and one has to sign their name, than reality sets in and one learns a hard lesson in life.
That it is not about imposing ones own personal views on others, that is it is also the necessary to follow one own conscience and not let those who accuse you to weaken you resolve .
It is clear Romney main objective was to deal with Massachusetts economic woes and you could see the back door slim Tim Russert and his opponent was trying to undermind Romney on the social issues instead of where they knew he was strong on dealing with financial woes where they would lose.
We witness McCain today as he distorts and lays his way to presidency and his soulless minions gather around to promote this charade.
Trying to remember...
Was he against abortion before he was for it?
Or was he for it before he was against it?
McCain is consistently pro-life on abortion.
Romney becomes pro-life when he plans to run for President.
This is one of many reasons why I’m not sad about yesterday’s result.
McCain is pro-life on abortion but pro-death on embryonic stem cells. He is not consistent.
Or was he for it before he was against it?
nice try at being cute!
How can you reason that when in his personal life he was pro life but as a leader of all people he had a struggle with the concept of imposing which he learn the hard way because he had to retract when he had to sign his name to such a document.
This tells me that Romney would basically govern pro-life, especially if you take him out of Massachusetts, and that he would nominate justices who would overturn Roe v. Wade. That's good enough for me.
McCain is not all that pro-life. He is a coward on the issue that fought tooth in nail to keep pro-life issues from comoing to the floor for votes.
Of those that are left, I am going to have to side with Huckabee on the life issue.
Abortion is definitely a problem but so are overpopulation and unwanted pregnancies. Romney, with this veto, has shown himself incapable of exercising good judgement.
Too bad. What started out as one of the most interesting contests in years is deflating rapidly. Edwards and Kucinich on the Left are out, Rudy the fighter is gone, Thompson the honorable and decent guy lacked energy, Ron Paul and Huckabee never had a chance. Suddenly the candidates look very ordinary.
Thompson the honorable and decent guy lacked energy,
Reminder neither Thompson's nor his Lobbyist sons ever served either in the military service!
How do you figure? Governor Romney vetoed a bill authorizing an abortion pill masking as a "contraceptive." That is a PRO-LIFE action by Romney! That is exercising GOOD judgment!
If Romney was truly pro-life he never would’ve had to explain his veto. The article on the subject would have been. “Governor vetoes contraception bill... As expected, legislature certain to override.
But you keep on pretending that he’s a pro-lifer ; )
How can people still be so uninformed?
When was the last time you heard McCain go out of his way about encouraging a culture of life (or the first time for that matter)?
McCain supported Roe v. Wade:
In NH in 1999 McCain told reporters that "in the short term, or even the long term, I would not support repeal of Roe v. Wade." He explained that overturning Roe would force "women in America to [undergo] illegal and dangerous operations."
In 2006, campaigning for the GOP nomination as a conservative, McCain said the opposite.
STEPHANOPOULOS: Let me ask one question about abortion. Then I want to turn to Iraq. You're for a constitutional amendment banning abortion, with some exceptions for life and rape and incest.
MCCAIN: Rape, incest and the life of the mother. Yes.
McCain still supports the use of federal funds -- our tax dollars -- for embryonic stem cell research, Romney does not.
Initially supporting the President's restriction as to federal funding, McCain then asked for an expansion to include wider research saying, "I believe that we need to fund this. This is a tough issue for those of us in the pro-life community. I would remind you that these stem cells are either going to be discarded or perpetually frozen. We need to do what we can to relieve human suffering. It's a tough issue. I support federal funding." Source: 2007 GOP primary debate, at Reagan library, hosted by MSNBC May 3, 2007
McCain signed a letter from 58 Senators to the President Dear Mr. President:
We write to urge you to expand the current federal policy concerning embryonic stem cell research....
Plus, one thing that cannot be denied is that Mitt's platform is considerably more pro-life than the platforms of McCain, OBama or Hillary -- your other choices.
If you were honestly concerned about over-population and unwanted pregnancies, you'd commit suicide. Not only would you reduce the population, you'd ensure that you could never contribute to the problem of unwanted pregnancies.
It disgusts me some think the lives of innocent babies should be 'sacrificed' for their cause, but they won't sacrifice their own.
Except for those instances where he said he was against overturning Roe v. Wade, or when he said he wouldn't do anything to stop his teenage daughter from having an abortion (he lives in a state that requires parental consent for minors to get abortions).
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