Mitt Romney on NBC’s Meet the Press Sunday

Claims about Sanctity of Life and his Record

Were they Accurate?  Some Fact Checking

Republican candidate Mitt Romney was on NBC’s Meet the Press and made the following blanket claim: “…every piece of legislation which came to my desk in the coming years as a Governor, I came down on the side of preserving the sanctity of life.”
–Mitt Romney, Meet the Press 12/16/07

Pretty impressive.

We like Mitt, but a quick check of his record throws doubt on the claim.

Some facts about Romney’s record as Massachusetts governor and abortion.

* Romney’s health care legislation provides taxpayer-funded abortions for a co-pay of just $50.
o Romney vetoed EIGHT provisions in his health care bill that he deemed objectionable, but he did not veto Planned Parenthoods’ guaranteed position on the Advisory Board or ensure that abortions were covered only in medically necessary situations (as required by MA court ruling). All abortions are covered in the Commonwealth Care program with no medically necessary limitation.

* Romney included in his health care legislation a guarantee that Planned Parenthood would have a representative on his MassHealth Payment Policy Advisory Board. No such provision was included for a pro-life representative.

* Romney forced private Catholic hospitals to provide the morning-after-pill, a position applauded by Democrats and pro-abortions groups.

Read rest of story:

Romney’s Pro-Life Claims on Meet the Press Questioned 


Romney’s Pro-Life Claims on Meet the Press Questioned

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