In a recent ad for Mitt Romney, Mary Ann Glendon says the following: “Mitt Romney should be welcomed as a great success story for the pro-life movement”.
Any evidence, Mary Ann? Of course, many defenders of Romney tout his conversion to the pro-life cause. And indeed, conversion is great. We love it! But in his only real post-conversion chance to prove himself – on his health care law – Romney fell flat. In fact, if you compare the Romney and Obama health care plans, if you go down the list, you will see clearly that the only real difference is that Romney covered abortion and Obama did not. And as my friend Michael Sean Winters has pointed out, Romney also gave Planned Parenthood a seat on a health care advisory board.
By Glendon’s twisted standard, if Romney is a “great success” for the pro-life movement, then Obama must be a real “pro-life hero”. And yet even a brainwashed true believer like me would never say something so stupid!