Romney Told Catholic Hospitals to Administer Abortion Pills

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    Romney Told Catholic Hospitals to Administer Abortion Pills
    Conservative news, politics, opinion, breaking news analysis, political cartoons and commentary ^ | February 2, 2012 | Terry Jeffrey
    Romney Told Catholic Hospitals to Administer Abortion Pills - Page 1 - Terry Jeffrey - Townhall Conservative

    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 begins in 1975, when Massachusetts enacted a law that said, "No privately controlled hospital .. shall be required to permit any patient to have an abortion ... or to furnish contraceptive devices or information to such patient ... when said services or referrals are contrary to the religious or moral principles of said hospital ... ."

    Twenty-seven years later, when Romney was running for governor, he filled out a questionnaire for NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts. It said: "Emergency contraception does not cause abortion. Rather, it prevents pregnancy from occurring. Will you support efforts to increase access to emergency contraception?"

    Romney said: "Yes."

    The next year, the Massachusetts legislature considered an "emergency contraception" mandate. It would have allowed pharmacists to sell Plan B -- an abortifacient -- without a prescription and without parental consent. It also would have required all hospitals to inform rape victims of the availability of such "emergency contraceptives" and provide them to the rape victim if she wanted them even when they would cause an abortion.

    Maria Parker of the Massachusetts Catholic Conference, the public policy organization of the state's Catholic bishops, explained in testimony to the state legislature why Catholic hospitals could not do this"


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    They don't call Romney Mr. Flip-Flop for nothing.
     
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    I'm personally not against contraception for rape or incest, but to tell private Catholic Hospitals to do something against their faith is evil. He is no better then Obama. He'd do what Obama is doing if he got into the white house.
     
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