Fri Jan 13, 2012, 02:29 AM
RandySF (5,299 posts)
Romney misled voters on his mom’s abortion stance (Salon)
Remember when pro-choice Senate candidate Mitt Romney said his mom, a former state senator, was also pro-choice? Guess again:
This is where the previously unreported Lenore Romney quote comes in. “The Real Romney” authors Michael Kranish and Scott Helman found a May 1970 story from a Owosso, Michigan, newspaper in which Lenore Romney says of the abortion issue:
“I think we need to reevaluate this, but do not feel it is simple as having an appendectomy. … I’m so tired of hearing the argument that a woman should have the final word on what happens to her own body. This is a life.”
If anything that statement — with its emphasis on women not having the final word — would most accurately be characterized as anti-choice. The irony is that Mitt Romney is now arguably closer to his mother’s actual 1970 position than he was when he ran as a pro-choice Senate candidate in 1994.
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Response to RandySF (Reply #2)
Fri Jan 13, 2012, 02:39 AM
Old and In the Way (36,258 posts)
3. HisMom was a prop he used to justify his political views that year.
If he'd stoop to that level, I doubt there's any floor for this guy's duplicity.
Response to RandySF (Original post)
Fri Jan 13, 2012, 02:44 AM
MADem (87,233 posts)
5. He's a liar, a flip-flopper, and a user. He used his mother on this issue, and
he'll probably re-use her with this quote--and pretend, in his frantic way, that no one notices his weathervane pronouncements.