Saturday, March 26, 2011

Mitt Romney's Planned Parenthood Questionnaire

The following is a list of questions Mitt Romney answered for Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts in 2002. I realize, and can accept that minds can be changed on the issue of life. However, I have one question for Romney's supporters. Do you believe that Mitt's answers reflected his sincere views at the time?

1. Do you support the substance in the Supreme Court decision, Roe vs. Wade? YES

2. Do you support state funding of abortion services through Medicaid for low-income women? YES

7. In recent years, a campaign of violence, intimidation and harassment has been waged against reproductive health providers, parents, and their families. Planned Parenthood believes the federal government should take an aggressive role in enacting and enforcement of laws that help prevent violence, intimidation, and harassment directed at reproductive health providers and their patients. YES

9. In 1998, the FDA approved the first packaging of emergency contraception, also known as "the morning after pill." Emergency contraception is a high dose combination of oral contraceptives that if taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex, can safely prevent a pregnancy from occurring. Do you support the efforts to increase access to emergency contraceptives? YES

A copy of the original document can be viewed HERE

Cross posted at Why Not Romney

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

and, your point Rightwingnut?

Right Wingnut said...

Anon, the point is that you obviously don't have an answer to my question. Were this his sincere views, or was he pandering to the left?

Anonymous said...

im a romney supporter and ill say he was pandering to the left.

BOSMAN said...

HaHaHaHa!

Still dwelling on the past?

Me to!

What do you think RWN? Should I post it?

Right Wingnut said...

Bos, I don't care if you post that, because it laughable. Nobody really took that seriously before, and it's unlikely that they will in the future.

Now back to my question. Do you think those were his sincere views at the time, or was he selling out his TRUE CONVICTIONS to Planned Parenthood to get votes?

Right Wingnut said...

I'm also disturbed by #7. Why did he feel it necessary for the federal government to enact legislation to protect abortion clinics from protesters. Isn't that an issue for local law enforcement to address? Or, maybe it's a state issue, but it's NOT a federal issue. It's hard to take his states rights arguments seriously when I see stuff like this.

Pablo said...

No, I believe that Romney was pandering. You are right RW. I do not believe that Romney is perfect. In fact, far from it. There are numerous things that I disagree with him on. I am a little sympathetic with Romney on his previous abortion positions because he was trying to be the governor of MA, not South Carolina. Anyway, it definitely was blatant pandering.

Anonymous said...

Post, Mr. Bosman. Post.

Virginia Brown said...

Why didn't you include questions and answers 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8? Because they didn't support the view of Mr. Romney as pro-abortion that you want to portray?

Right Wingnut said...

Virginia, those questions weren't relevent to my post, and to be honest, I didn't want to type it all. I was nice enough to provide a link to the information, and to number the questions to make it obvious that there were more.

Anonymous said...

Waiting to see something fresh or relevant in your fruitless pursuit of Romney.

-Martha

BOSMAN said...

To answer your question RWN, I don't know, only Romney does.

What I will look for is evidence after he had a change of heart, that backs up that stance.

My guess is that most people accept him at his word on this. Most polls seem to indirectly back that up.

Right Wingnut said...

Martha, since it's a brand new campaign, eveything is fresh and relevent again.

Right Wingnut said...

Bosman,

That's where we disagree. I don't believe it was a "change of heart." I believe he did what he had to do to win in MA. Now, he's doing what he needs to do to compete in a Republican primary. Nobody really knows what he believes. I tend to think he was pro-life all along, but who knows.

Anonymous said...

How about something original?

As the resident Palinite, Why not post something about Why you like Palin and why supporters of others should like her over their candidate(s)?

I can't recall 1 post on this site that discussed Palin's views on any particular topic.

Anonymous said...

Anon. Because she has no views on much. Just bumpersticker slogans and pre arranged questions from Fox. She'd take on water in a debate of any substance.

Cindy said...

So if Mitt is pandering to the left then he is a liar.
The man has zero ethical standards, says what the group he is talking to at the time wants to hear.
Mitt is a stink'n liberal. He needs to just go the hell away.

Elizabeth said...

Pandering. And if it gets Barry out of the WH, have at it in the future, Mitt!

kool-aids for sissies said...

"Cindy said...

So if Mitt is pandering to the left then he is a liar.
The man has zero ethical standards, says what the group he is talking to at the time wants to hear.
Mitt is a stink'n liberal. He needs to just go the hell away."


Cindy, I can see your 12 o'clock shadow from here. Lay off the bubba juice and calm down.

Both Sarah and Mitt are Panderers.

The difference is, he's the INTELLIGENT ONE.

hamaca said...

I guess I don't see the problem with questioning a candidate's past views/stances and present ones to try to understand them better to get a sense of what they'd do in office and, therefore, whether one could support said candidate or not.

Noelle said...

If we can't or won't accept a person's conversion from being pro-choice to pro-life, why do we even bother trying to get people to become pro-life. When they do it is just pandering?

Romney's previous public position on abortion was my biggest roadblock on being a supporter in 2008, but after reading and listening to how he came to be pro-life, I believe him and I believe in him.

No candidate is perfect, but I still believe that Mitt Romney is the best person for the job at this time. His unique combination of success in the private sector as well as his public service prepares him better than anyone else out there to tackle the incredible challenge that is being the President of the United States.

Anonymous said...

I don't have a problem with Romney's answers. The fact of the matter is, when the rubber met the road and he actually had to sign something that advanced experimentation on early stages of life, he found his personal life and public stance at odds and his personal life won out.

I don't think it has anything to so with pandering either. To his detriment, I think Mitt Romney is a law and order guy. Meaning that even though he personally may not agree with a law, he will still abide by the law unless he can oppose it through legal means. You can see that in the way he fought against gay marriage in Massachusetts. He found legal means to curtail the number of gay marriages within the laws at his disposal.

I'm just glad he's not so quick to assume his lifestyle is the best lifestyle and wants to force it on everyone else.

Johan "Mcon" said...

I don't have a problem with discussing this questionnaire but it is dishonest to cut and paste the parts of the form that support your particular view. Either show the whole form or none of it. It is kind of like the "truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth." If you can't do that then you are being dishonest.

So which is it RW are you being dishonest or do you think this is the "whole truth" about the form.

Anonymous said...

How is he being dishonest...he links to the original form? RW's post pertains to the answers of those specific questions. Each question and answer has its own, specific "whole truth."

jerseyrepublican

Right Wingnut said...

Johan,

If I was trying to deceive you, I would not have numbered the questions to make it obvious that there were more. There isn't anything in the other questions that enhances my argument, or yours.

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