Just How “Pro-Life” Is Mitt Romney?

Just How “Pro-Life” Is Mitt Romney? October 31, 2012

As the election nears, some in the liberal media are pointing an accusatory finger at Mitt Romney’s alleged “pro-life wiggle.”  He is, they claim, obscuring his stance in a shameless attempt to pander to women voters.  He’s all over the map, they allege—first saying he is pro-life, then refusing to consider legislation which would, in fact, limit the number of abortions.


That’s why it’s great that Lifenews.com reprinted in its entirety a campaign letter in which Romney outlines his pro-life agenda, listing specific positions he would take as President.  The Hyde Amendment, the Mexico City Policy, a Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act:  All are policies which our next President supports openly.  He opposes judicial activism, opposes distribution of contraception to minors without parental consent, opposes embryonic cloning.  He supports abstinence education.

Mitt Romney is a principled leader who will bring a respect for life back into the White House.  But don’t take my word for it:  Here is his letter—decide for yourself.

Dear Pam,

Thank you for contacting me about the important issue of abortion. I appreciate your interest in my campaign for president and would like to thank you for taking the time to share your views with me.

I am firmly pro-life. I believe that if abortion were limited to cases of rape, incest, and circumstances in which the mother’s life is in peril, we will have gone a long way to ending abortion in this country. I support the reversal of Roe v. Wade, because it is bad law and bad medicine. Roe was a misguided ruling that was a result of a small group of activist federal judges legislating from the bench.

I support the Hyde Amendment, which broadly bars the use of federal funds for abortions. And as president, I will end federal funding for abortion advocates like Planned Parenthood.

I will reinstate the Mexico City Policy to ensure that nongovernmental organizations that receive funding from America refrain from performing or promoting abortion services, as a method of family planning, in other countries. This includes ending American funding for any United Nations or other foreign assistance program that promotes or performs abortions on women around the world.

I will advocate for and support a Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act to protect unborn children who are capable of feeling pain from abortion.

And perhaps most importantly, I will only appoint judges who adhere to the Constitution and the laws as they are written, not as they want them to be written.

As Governor of Massachusetts, I fought to promote abstinence education in the classroom, vetoed legislation to provide emergency contraception without a prescription, and vetoed embryonic cloning legislation. I am proud to say that each time I was presented with legislation on life issues, I sided with life. I remain strongly dedicated to that position.

I am running for president because I believe in America and know that our best days are still ahead. I believe that the principles that made America the leader of the world today—freedom, opportunity, and free enterprise to name just a few—are the very principles that will keep America the leader of the world tomorrow. These last few years have not been the best of times. But while we’ve lost a few years, we have not lost our way.

Again, thank you for contacting me. I encourage you to visit my website at www.MittRomney.com for updated information on this and other issues that may be of interest to you. I look forward to hearing from you in the future, and earning your support.


Mitt Romney


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  • Romney owned a company that was fined thousands of dollars by the State for improper disposal of biological waste from hospitals etc. Among that waste were aborted embryos and fetuses. Medical waste is meant to be burned. They were dumping it into landfills with the garbage. Romney is an unprincipled pig.

  • I am glad to hear he made an aggressive defense. It is a fine organization. I used them for low cost birth control and gynecologic care when I was a young student and Mother for about ten years. Now my daughters use PP. You might want to stop going to conspiracy sites. You seem otherwise intellligent.