The link between Mitt Romney and Dr. Jack Willke, the anti-choice activist who is the primary source of the idiotic claim that women who are raped don’t get pregnant because their hormones prevent it, continues to get clearer. He wasn’t just endorsed by Willke in 2007; he’s met with Willke during this campaign and made promises to him:
However, Dr Willke told The Daily Telegraph that he did meet Mr Romney during a presidential primary campaign stop in the doctor’s home city of Cincinnati, Ohio, in October last year. Local news reports at the time noted that the candidate held “private meetings” during the visit.
“He told me ‘thank you for your support – we agree on almost everything, and if I am elected President I will make some major pro-life pronouncements’,” Dr Willke said in a telephone interview on Tuesday.
“I thanked him, and said I knew where he was – that he was 99 per cent of what we wanted,” he said of the roughly ten-minute meeting. “I told him I would help in any way I could”. A spokesman for Mr Romney declined to comment.
So he’s publicly denouncing Akin’s anti-woman and anti-science claims while courting the man responsible for them and promising him that he’ll do what the man wants done if he’s elected to office.
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