Abortion-Rights Activists: Romney's VP Choices Don't Favor Choice

There are 8 comments on the The Wall Street Journal story from Jul 27, 2012, titled Abortion-Rights Activists: Romney's VP Choices Don't Favor Choice. In it, The Wall Street Journal reports that:

Abortion rights activists said Friday that none of GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney's choices for a vice president are acceptable to them.

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“your life is great”

Since: Aug 09

you poop in clean water

#1 Jul 27, 2012
why would Romney care what a pro-choice organization thinks of his VP choices?
Yay te Hay

Winnemucca, NV

#2 Jul 27, 2012
Why is it scary to be a woman?
Card Carrying Zionist

Twentynine Palms, CA

#3 Jul 29, 2012
Did President Obama include "pro-life" people among his VP choices in '08?
Party of Death angst

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Jul 31, 2012
"Abortion rights activists said Friday that none of GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney's choices for a vice president are acceptable to them."

Well, duh. It's axiomatic that the Party of Life's VP choice is going to be viewed by Big Abortion's loyalists, not to mention the Party of Death, as anathema.

Republican pro-life platform plank:

"Faithful to the first guarantee of the Declaration of Independence, we assert the inherent dignity and sanctity of all human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed. We support a human life amendment to the Constitution, and we endorse legislation to make clear that the Fourteenth Amendment’s protections apply to unborn children. We oppose using public revenues to promote or perform abortion and will not fund organizations which advocate it. We support the appointment of judges who respect traditional family values and the sanctity and dignity of innocent human life.

"We have made progress. The Supreme Court has upheld prohibitions against the barbaric practice of partial-birth abortion. States are now permitted to extend health-care coverage to children before birth. And the Born Alive Infants Protection Act has become law; this law ensures that infants who are born alive during an abortion receive all treatment and care that is provided to all newborn infants and are not neglected and left to die. We must protect girls from exploitation and statutory rape through a parental notification requirement. We all have a moral obligation to assist, not to penalize, women struggling with the challenges of an unplanned pregnancy. At its core, abortion is a fundamental assault on the sanctity of innocent human life.

"Women deserve better than abortion. Every effort should be made to work with women considering abortion to enable and empower them to choose life. We salute those who provide them alternatives, including pregnancy care centers, and we take pride in the tremendous increase in adoptions that has followed Republican legislative initiatives.

"Respect for life requires efforts to include persons with disabilities in education, employment, the justice system, and civic participation. In keeping with that commitment, we oppose the non-consensual withholding of care or treatment from people with disabilities, as well as the elderly and infirm, just as we oppose euthanasia and assisted suicide, which endanger especially those on the margins of society…."
WAR ON CHILDREN

Manchester, NH

#5 Aug 26, 2012
Yay te Hay wrote:
Why is it scary to be a woman?
Why is it scary to be a child? Well with taxpayer funded abortions , and partial birth abortions and gender selection abortions pushed by the Democrats well it is kind of scary.
Then if a kid actually is born they are saddled with crushing debt from the policies of the Democrats to continue borrowing four billion a day with no plans to stop anytime in the next four years.Franklin said that we cannot escape death and taxes, but why do the Democrats want to double down on our kids?
Compassionvoid

New Orleans, LA

#6 Aug 26, 2012
WAR ON CHILDREN wrote:
<quoted text>
Why is it scary to be a child? Well with taxpayer funded abortions , and partial birth abortions and gender selection abortions pushed by the Democrats well it is kind of scary.
Then if a kid actually is born they are saddled with crushing debt from the policies of the Democrats to continue borrowing four billion a day with no plans to stop anytime in the next four years.Franklin said that we cannot escape death and taxes, but why do the Democrats want to double down on our kids?
It isn't scary to be a child. A born child can be removed from situations that are harmful to them. So, here's some information for ya, women get pregnant. I doubt you've ever been pregnant if you can't acknowledge this one first. To have your body and body chemistry distorted into something else followed up by with horrible pain, and a government who would allow you no way to avoid it should you choose to... you are an idiot. Your "pushed by Democrats" tirade is cute, but completely groundless. Citation would be helpful. That is, if you can think beyond your own nose.

“your life is great”

Since: Aug 09

you poop in clean water

#7 Aug 28, 2012
WAR ON CHILDREN wrote:
<quoted text>
Why is it scary to be a child? Well with taxpayer funded abortions , and partial birth abortions and gender selection abortions pushed by the Democrats well it is kind of scary.
Then if a kid actually is born they are saddled with crushing debt from the policies of the Democrats to continue borrowing four billion a day with no plans to stop anytime in the next four years.Franklin said that we cannot escape death and taxes, but why do the Democrats want to double down on our kids?
wow.
you know there's a federal law prohibiting federal funds to cover abortions right?
it's been on the books for years, and is still adhered to.
a voter

Saint Augustine, FL

#8 Aug 28, 2012
Yay te Hay wrote:
Why is it scary to be a woman?
B/c even though pregnancy may be extremely dangerous for you, you are in a committed relationship preventing pregnancy, you may be raped and due to the opinion of a politician or stranger you will be forced to bear a child of rape and take the risk to your sanity and life. And in 31 states, that rapist may come claim their parental rights, block adoption attempts, and force you to co-parent with them for the next 18+ years(b/c let's face it, a woman who bears a rape baby and wants it to go to a good home won't let it end up with the rapist, if she can). All it takes is an acquittal, if the person is even tried. NO woman should be forced to undergo that kind of torture. I won't even get into how much psychological damage this could do to a child who concieves through incest or molestation. People have rights, even if other people don't want them to have them.

All of this boils down to a religious opinion of others that may be contrary to your own. We are supposed to have freedom of religion in this country and shouldn't be forced to live by other's religious beliefs. Not all people believe that a fertilized egg is a human being and differing religions have differing stances on when abortion is acceptable. No one group of people should be allowed to make decisions across the board that violate other people's freedoms.

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