Willke: Romney Promised Anti-Choice Actions in Office

Willke: Romney Promised Anti-Choice Actions in Office August 27, 2012

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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  • A spokesman for Mr Romney declined to comment.

    Also, I hear Mutt Romney has demanded that no “journalist” come near him unless they agree in advance not to talk about Akin or his Medieval opinions on women’s health issues. IF this guy — and apparently his entire party as well — can’t stand up and talk honestly about their own opinions, there’s no way they’ll be able to stand up to, say, the Iranians or the Chinese. This is not a time to be electing such obvious cowards to important leadership positions.

  • Stevarious

    Yeah but that was twelve whole months ago – that’s like 37 years in Romney-time.

  • Larry

    Yeah but that was twelve whole months ago

    No kidding. Rmoney goes through 3 or 4 position changes per day, twice that on Sunday.

  • Lycanthrope

    Rmoney goes through 3 or 4 position changes per day, twice that on Sunday.

    Why, sometimes he’s believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.

  • MikeMa

    @Lycanthrope

    Hopefully one of them is that he’ll be elected president.

  • Why, sometimes he’s believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.

    One of these days, he should round it off with seven and head to Milliway’s. And get a very good look at the end of the universe.

    Sorry, my geek self felt like turning the Carrol reference into an Adams one.

  • d cwilson

    Well, just about the only loophole Mittens hasn’t exploited is to be dead for tax purposes.

  • bobcarroll

    Bronze, sorry, but that’s Carroll, not Carrol. Not his real name, of course. C L Dodgson, as a good Engishman should, chose an Irish moniker when writing nonsense.

  • bobcarroll:

    But it turns out it warn’t really nonsense, was it? We ARE through the looking glass.

    “No kidding. Rmoney goes through 3 or 4 position changes per day, twice that on Sunday.”

    Oh, Larry, that’s so droll. There’s no way that Mittmoroni could get twice as much done on Sunday. He’s at chu–, oh, wait I see what you did there. Why do you HATE JESUS!?!