Why American decided abortion should be legal

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    The abortion that Mitt doesn't talk about anymore - War Room - Salon.com




    In a 1994 Senate debate with Ted Kennedy, Mitt Romney revealed a startling chapter from his past: A close relative had died many years earlier in a botched illegal abortion, shaping Romney's stance in favor of safe and legal access to abortion for all women. But in the many years since that revelation, even as Romney flipped his position and became an ardent opponent of legal abortion, the details of his young relative's story, including even her name, have never been reported.

    The relative he was referring to back in '94, Salon has learned, was a Detroit woman named Ann Keenan. She was the sister of Romney's brother-in-law and died at the age of 21 in 1963, a full decade before Roe v. Wade. While much of what happened remains murky, an investigation by Salon has uncovered never-reported details about her life and death, including: how she died (an infection); that her grief-stricken parents asked for memorial donations to be made to Planned Parenthood; and that the family apparently wanted to keep the death quiet because Romney's politically ambitious father, George, was then governor of Michigan.
     
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    Only one American? Well that's hardly a consensus no?
     
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    I see you like typos better than real discussions.
     
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    Americans didn't decide to make abortion legal and neither did Mitt Romney or Teddy Kennedy. The Supreme Court found a "right to privacy" that didn't exist in the Constitution and parlayed that myth into the "right of a woman to hire someone to kill her unborn child".
     
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    This beautiful young relative of Romneys should never have died.
     
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    I wonder how the family feels about Romney backing away from his prochoice decision?
     
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    How many beautiful children were terminated before they even had a chance at life because of the irrational fear of the mother that she would be ostracized from society?
     
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    No shit. She would had lived a much longer life if she didn't have an abortion.
     
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    I can't wait until we get to talking about Mitt's canine error in judgement, killing his dog. :)
     

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