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Mitt Romney holds fundraiser with manufacturer of the Morning After Pill

Mitt Romney holds fundraiser with manufacturer of the Morning After Pill

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney scheduled a $50,000-a-plate fundraiser at the home of Phil Frost, the executive of the company that makes the Morning After Pill, on Wednesday night. Plan B One-Step is produced by Teva Pharmaceuticals, Frost’s company.


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Which way is the wind blowing today?

In a 1994 debate with Senator Ted Kennedy, Romney said: "One of the great things about our nation ... is that we're each entitled to have strong personal beliefs, and we encourage other people to do the same. But as a nation, we recognize the right of all people to believe as they want and not to impose our beliefs on other people. I believe that abortion should be safe and legal in this country. I have since the time that my mom took that position when she ran in 1970 as a U.S. Senate candidate. I believe that since Roe v. Wade has been the law for 20 years, that we should sustain and support it, and I sustain and support that law, and the right of a woman to make that choice, and my personal beliefs, like the personal beliefs of other people, should not be brought into a political campaign."

During the 2002 governor's race, Romney's platform stated, "As Governor, Mitt Romney would protect the current pro-choice status quo in Massachusetts. No law would change." The executive director of Massachusetts NARAL at the time, Melissa Kogut, stated that in her organization's endorsement interview with Romney, he was "emphatic that the Republican Party was not doing themselves a service by being so vehemently anti-choice."

The Boston Globe on July 26, 2005 quoted Romney saying, "I am pro-life. I believe that abortion is the wrong choice except in cases of incest, rape, and to save the life of the mother. I wish the people of America agreed, and that the laws of our nation could reflect that view. But while the nation remains so divided over abortion, I believe that the states, through the democratic process, should determine their own abortion laws and not have them dictated by judicial mandate."[215] At the May 2007 Republican Presidential debate in South Carolina, Romney stated that "Roe v. Wade has gone to such an extent that we've cheapened the value of human life." He followed by saying "the people should make [the abortion] decision, not the court."

During the 2012 presidential campaign, Romney promised to nominate Supreme Court justices who would help overturn Roe v. Wade, allowing states to individually decide on the legality of abortion. His website states that he would "nominate judges who know the difference between personal opinion and the law."

I believe that 2012 direction was influenced by the Ron Paul wind of change.


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Romney was

Pro abortion as governor. Unfortunately, this will shock some people voting for him and they will think that he is betraying them when he is really just doing what he has always done.

It's just a hormone pill...

The primary mechanism of action of combined estrogen-progestogen emergency contraceptive pills is to prevent fertilization by inhibition of ovulation.

If you believe life begins at conception, then using the morning after pill is still within that boundary.

Old news

Look at the date of the article.

“It is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set, uprooting the evil in the fields that we know, so that those who live after may have clean earth to till." -J.R.R. Tolkien

Yet often

Old news is relevant. I am sharing with the social conservatives I know. My poor aunt is now so confused. She believed Fox News when they assured her that Romney was so very different from Obama. I would argue this does have some relevance.

Would your aunt have wanted to vote for Ron Paul?

He doesn't oppose the morning after pill. Most social Conservatives don't consider the morning after pill to be abortion any more than a shot of estrogen. This might hurt Romney with some Catholics, but, other than traditional Catholics, most SoCons wouldn't care.


She would oppose the morning after pill; we are Roman Catholic. Though Ron Paul does not oppose the morning after pill, he has never went fundraising with the makers of them to my knowledge.

Federal Farmer

Thank You,there is so much that people still do not know.Thank You again!