Thursday, February 02, 2012

Rombama? Obamney? All the Same, Really

Not only the 'back-and-forthright' candidate, but another vicious anti-Catholic.

Yes, I'm referring to Willard Romney, perma-candidate.

A defining moment in Mitt Romney's post-pro-life-conversion political career came in his third year as governor of Massachusetts, when he decided Catholic hospitals would be required under his interpretation of a new state law to give rape victims a drug that can induce abortions.

Romney announced this decision — saying it was the "right thing for hospitals" to do — just two days after he had taken the opposite position.

The story includes another Willard Romney habit:  hiding in the dark!!

...As Planned Parenthood and NARAL demanded action on the bill, and the Massachusetts Catholic Conference continued to speak out against it, Gov. Mitt Romney remained mum.

"Shawn Feddeman, spokeswoman for Gov. Mitt Romney, declined to comment on the governor's position on the bill," the Boston Globe reported on July 1, 2004. "'We'll review it when it reaches the governor's desk.'"

The bill was reintroduced in the next session — and Romney remained mum.

(You will recall that hiding in the dark is exactly what Willard did on the homosex-marriage bill--until he un-Constitutionally rammed it through by executive fiat.)

Next chapter:

On Dec. 7, 2005, a week before the law was to take effect, the Boston Globe ran a piece headlined: "Private Hospitals Exempt on Pill Law." The article said the state Department of Public Health had determined that the emergency contraception law "does not nullify a statute passed years ago that says privately run hospitals cannot be forced to provide abortions or contraception."

Public Health Commissioner Paul Cote Jr. told the Globe: "We felt very clearly that the two laws don't cancel each other out and basically work in harmony with each other."

Romney spokesman Fehrnstrom told the Globe that Romney agreed with the Department of Public Health on the issue. The governor, he said, "respects the views of health care facilities that are guided by moral principles on this issue."

And finally, the RomBama pronouncement:

Liberals joined in attacking Romney's defense of Catholic hospitals. But that defense did not last long.

The same day the Globe ran its editorial, Romney held a press conference. Now he said his legal counsel had advised him the new emergency contraception law did trump the 1975 conscience law.

"On that basis, I have instructed the Department of Public Health to follow the conclusion of my own legal counsel and to adopt that sounder view," Romney said. "In my personal view, it's the right thing for hospitals to provide information and access to emergency contraception to anyone who is a victim of rape."

The Weathervane Governor became the Weathervane candidate--where he's been for the last 20 years or so.

There's a reason he's never been the nominee.


Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, it looks like our two choices in November will be Romney or Obama. God save us!

Anonymous said...

God has chosen Obama to lead the US through these turbulent times. God's elect are forever scorned by religious hypocrites. Let not your hearts be troubled, He may choose another GWB-type messenger as His next president (but He's definitely not picking a mormon, what with the apostasy issues)

Anonymous said...

We ARE so Screwed!

Willard has chosen as his transition leader one of the handful of Republicans who supports Obamacare’s central expansion.”

Anonymous said...

Dad, did you read this one?
more " Romney and Obama are the same. "

"Mittens stop calling me. "

................I'm not going to vote for you.

I'm not going to give your campaign money.

I will verbally accost and challenge any and all of the idiots who invade my home by telephone, and I will lampoon and attack any of your printed campaign materials.

I will not vote for you because..................