Mitt Romney: Proud of Taxpayer-Funded Abortions

Signed legislation forcing taxpayers to fund abortions as governor

DES MOINES – Although Mitt Romney signed legislation expanding taxpayer-funded abortions in Massachusetts, his campaign said Thursday that Romney is proud of his actions as governor pertaining to abortion.

As governor, Romney signed "Commonwealth Care" into law, legislation that forced taxpayers to pay for abortions and mandated that a member of the legislation’s policy board be appointed by Planned Parenthood.

Prominent pro-lifers have repeatedly asked Romney to call for the repeal of the legislation, to which Romney has refused.

"It is time, once and for all, for Mitt Romney to publicly support or condemn the legislation he signed expanding taxpayer-funded abortions in Massachusetts," said John Rankin, Iowa communications director of Brownback for President.

Yesterday, ABC News revealed startling new revelations in a story headlined, "Romney’s Pro-Life Conversion: Myth or Reality? After ‘Epiphany’ on Abortion, He Named a Pro-Choice Judge and Supported Stem-Cell Research." Story available at:

Rankin added: "John Kennedy once said: ‘The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie — deliberate, contrived and dishonest — but the myth — persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.’ Mitt Romney’s persistence that he was a pro-life governor is truly unrealistic and is certainly a myth."


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[…] The AP reports that Multiple-Choice Mitt’s speech “was interrupted several times by applause,” but the knives are out for Romney on abortion. Soren Dayton gives us Sam Brownback’s latest press release: Mitt Romney: Proud of Taxpayer-Funded AbortionsSigned legislation forcing taxpayers to fund abortions as governor […] » Brownback’s autocalls against Tancredo and Romney · July 24, 2007 at 9:16 AM

[…] These seem to me to be aggressive but not wrong on the facts.  In the past, Brownback has repeatedly beat up Romney on this issue. And I have been struck that in previous years Romney’s position(s) would be prima facia not pro-life. But these are funny times for the GOP. […]

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