By Alex Seitz-Wald on Oct 3, 2011 at 11:10 am
"Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) told Fox News host Mike Huckabee this weekend that he would support an amendment to his state’s constitution to define life as beginning at conception, which would outlaw abortion and potentially many forms of contraception as well. Noting that the state supreme court forced the inclusion of abortion coverage in Romney’s universal health care law, the GOP presidential front-runner said the only way to undo the decision would be a constitutional amendment. Asked if he would support such a move, Romney replied, “absolutely”:
He said he was pro-choice to get elected gvr. of Mass. Now he wants to take us back to the Dark Ages for women...he really is a vicious character...don't let him fool you. He wants to win at ANY cost.
Romney is prostituting himself, groveling to the Tea Tards and Evangelicals.
I like that term tea tards, I've never heard that before.
Just as he prostituted himself to women, to get elected here.
He is the original flip-flopper...Perry got that one right.
Amendments are suppose to promote it's citizens rights, not tell us how to live our lives like the 18th Amendment (brillient idea from the religious and right wing and we all saw how that went down) did 90 years ago.
Face it. Saying anything to get elected is something they are all guilty of on both sides of the aisle
He is a jacka$$. He has destroyed Mass and will destroy the rest of America, if elected to a more powerful office.
What a f***ing joke of a politician.
Actually, Massachusetts is doing pretty well.
And, I would disagree considering I live here.
Romney is just barking the same message that the rest of the republicans are pushing. They are the ones that started the whole return to family values BS. Abortion has always been a republican issue, because they have nothing else to bring to the American people that interests them. They are basically fear mongers, playing to the minds of their huge base of Church going followers. Laws against abortion, laws against gays, and their constant pandering to the church. Like Bushes idea of having the church take over social programs, which would pretty much kill planned parenthood, and programs like it. Even though the church would hardly have enough funds to take on such a huge task. Even though they seem to have plenty of money to hold huge rallies to fight anything they don't like. And, have their money thumbs up the republicans asses.
So, abortion is just the tip of the iceberg. I would be all right with a ban on it, provided that the republicans back it up, with a way to care for all the unwanted children that would result from it. making it easier for families who can't have children to adopt an AMERICAN child. Maybe going back to the days of the children's home, only better, and make it a place where the kids don't feel like they are just abandoned. As far as I know, like the church, the republican's could care less what happens to all the unwanted children that will result from an abortion ban. Just like they don't care about anyone esle, other than the very rich.
He can support whatever he wishes. He might even get it passed. Until the first case hits the state supreme court... which would be about two weeks after the bill is signed.
Yes, he can. Just to show the public how ignorant he is. That's his choice.
Not, if I have any say in the manner, considering I am a citizen in this damn state.
Good for you.
The point being though, that it is just grandstanding and every attorney and law maker in the world knows it. The public is gullible though and believes he is their hero. Then when the law gets overturned (as they know it will) then they can do the "I tried but I was blocked" passing the buck thing. Both republicans and democrats do it.
But, as the statement(OP) says, it would require a Constitution Amendment, beforehand. If he gets the Amendment, then the Law wouldn't be challenged.
The last thing we need is an idiot like him making changes to the State's Constitution, just to make his pathetic dream a reality, in reality.
I have no faith in tha Msjc...and even less in the Supreme one.
If a Repub gets elected, and chooses the next Robed One.....we can say goodbye to abortion.
Even with the election of Bush, we knew...and look: it is near impossible to get an abortion in almost all of America.
Forget the war on terror---these people are waging a war on women!
If this law came into effect in this state, as an example what happens to a 13 year old girl whom is raped and falls pregnant to the perpetrator?
I think it was Michelle Bachman who said, if the mother did not want the child then the individual state would decide what to do with it through child services, or try to make an attempt to counsel the mother while not aborting the child. This would be done on a state by state level, and should not be a federal issue...in other words push the issue down the road, but act like you support the right to the childs life...but don't quote me.
There have also been vocal anti abortion people who have been crying foul about the whole rape = abortion issue. saying that not every woman who is going to be raped is going to end up pregnant. And, the number of women who have abortions just because they don't want a child, but want to have constant sex without protection greatly out numbers women who are raped who end up pregnant...and they resent the issue, and don't care to discuss it. Because they are right on every issue, and everyone who opposes their view is wrong no matter what it involves.
I think in some cases there are women out there who should be forced NOT to have children, like the Octomom who had how many? and wanted to have more even though she could not afford to care for them, until people started giving her money, and made her rich? And, women who collect children and husbands for the sole purpose of collecting child support and allimony checks...or 9 kids on welfare?
I do believe that an abortion should be a last resort. Not, just hey I got pregnant again need to get to the clinic ASAP!! If you don't want to have kids, use every step to make sure that you don't get pregnant in the first place. The sad part is, the anti abortion people are also against teaching women that they need to be more in control of their bodies, some even oppose the use of contraception. Which is really stupid!!
But the long view of the political wind bags, is that will do whatever it takes to please their base. And, as one moron leaves with a set of reasonable ideas, another moron enters to blow those ideas out of the water. Probably on reason why people in the US are so messed up and in therapy.
Noty going to end any time soon.
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