Friday, June 17, 2011

"Pro-Life" Fraud Romney Refuses to Sign Pro-Life Pledge

Mitt Romney is NOT pro-life. Despite his claims of a late-in-life conversion to the pro-life side (which just so happened to conveniently coincide with his decision in 2008 to seek the GOP presidential nomination), Romney has ALWAYS been a pro-abort.

LifeNews reports:
Five of the Republican presidential candidates seeking the GOP nomination to take on pro-abortion President Barack Obama in 2012 have signed onto a pro-life pledge the Susan B. Anthony List has sponsored, but Mitt Romney and Herman Cain have declined.

The Susan B. Anthony List today announced its Pro-Life Leadership Presidential Pledge and said it asked all of the candidates who have officially announced a presidential campaign or exploratory committee to sign the pledge certifying they will not just check off the pro-life box but show true pro-life leadership if elected president.


The SBA List confirmed to LifeNews that the Romney and Cain campaigns were contacted about the candidates signing the pledge and the two candidates chose not to do so. contacted both campaigns for explanations about why they did not join the other presidential candidates and the Cain camp has not yet issued a response.

Responding for Romney, spokeswoman Andrea Saul told LifeNews, “Governor Romney pledged in the last campaign that he would be a pro-life president and of course he pledges it today.”

“However, this well intentioned effort has some potentially unforeseen consequences and he does not feel he could in good conscience sign it. Gov. Romney has been a strong supporter of the SBA List in the past and he looks forward to continue working with them to promote a culture of life,” she said.

UPDATE: Asked to explain the “unforseen consequences” that would prevent Romney from signing the pledge, Saul told LifeNews, “The pledge calls for legislation to strip taxpayer funding from hospitals around the country, and strictly limits the choices a President would have to appoint cabinet members.”

Marilyn Musgrave, former Congresswoman and the director of the pledge project for SBA List, said, “We applaud those candidates who did sign the pledge for vowing to support and advance the protection of life at all stages if elected to the White House. Their signatures demonstrate that mere lip-service to protecting women and the unborn is not enough—it must be backed up by concrete action.”

Mitt Romney is a FRAUD !!! If you vote for him, you WILL end up regretting it.

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At 6/18/2011 7:28 AM, Blogger Paul Zummo said...

I honestly don't see the problem with this pledge. It only relates to cabinet appointments that might be related to abortion control and legislation. The only thing that might be controversial is the health care codicil, but to me this seems like a re-affirmation of the anti Planned Parenthood funding attempts.

What's curious is why Cain didn't sign. This is the same guy who hinted he wouldn't appoint Muslims to his administration save some sort of loyalty oath, but he's hesitant about this?

At 6/18/2011 7:32 AM, Blogger Paul Zummo said...

By the way, look at K-Lo defending Romney. Had it been any other candidate I doubt she would have been so understanding. What a schill.

At 6/20/2011 11:13 AM, Blogger Lewis Kapell said...

The Herman Cain campaign has issued a statement. He says that his objection is to the fourth part of the pledge which demands that the president advance certain legislation. He said that it is the role of Congress to advance legislation and that his respect for the Constitution would not allow him to pledge to do something which is outside the role of the executive office.

At 6/20/2011 8:44 PM, Blogger Paul Zummo said...

Weak. Very weak, Herman. As someone who also believes that Congress needs to take the lead, that is a flat out cop out.

At 6/21/2011 12:48 PM, Blogger Dad29 said...


In no way am I a Romney supporter. However, I think SBAList asked for more than they have the right to ask, particularly in "Cabinet appointments" and maybe in "advancing legislation."

This is a furtherance of the "black v. white" silliness that Gingrich spoke of (regarding illegal immigrants) at the debate.

Ask for what can and SHOULD be delivered. Asking for the moon is just PR (and fund-raising) material.

At 6/21/2011 9:32 PM, Blogger Paul Zummo said...

particularly in "Cabinet appointments"

SBAL did not ask that all cabinet appointments be pro-life, but only those in relevant positions. That's not too much to ask.

At 6/21/2011 10:54 PM, OpenID fjdalessio said...

This is what the Susan B. Anthony List thinks is a pro-life pledge?

I’m as anti-abortion as one can be, but I wouldn’t label any candidate for political office as being “pro-life” just by his/her signing this pledge. I couldn’t find a definition of “pro-life” on SBA’s website. Nor could I find any stated position on the lives of embryos outside the womb or (so-called) euthanasia.

Pro-life? Really?

The real issue here is duping voters into believing that the signers of this pledge are pro-life. That’s not necessarily true. Unfortunately, it got a lot of press coverage. Things like this can really influence an election and yet leave us just where we were before. It’s a shame.

At 6/23/2011 12:51 PM, Blogger Dad29 said...

SBAL did not ask that all cabinet appointments be pro-life, but only those in relevant positions. That's not too much to ask.

Actually, it's almost silly to ask that.

In theory, a President selects Cabinet officers as 'executors' of his overall program. Thus, if the President is solidly pro-life, his Cabinet members SHOULD march to that tune. They don't have to SAY they are 'pro-life,' or join the March for Life, but they damn well better do what the President expects. Any President who tolerates serious deviation from 'the program'---well---shouldn't have been elected President.


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