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Massachusetts Liberal

Observations on politics, the media and life in Massachusetts and beyond from the left side of the road.

Friday, February 03, 2012

Multiple Choice Mitt

How do you flip-flop on an issue of "conscience?" Mitt Romney knows.

While much of the political world focused on the antics of Myth and Sideshow Don, the Boston Globe unearthed yet another major contradiction in the Romney resume: he was against emergency contraception for rape victims before he was for it before he was against it.

This one is really hard to follow, so hang on.

Romney initially vetoed legislation that required Massachusetts hospitals to provide emergency, morning-after, contraception for rape victims. That includes Catholic facilities. Later, after his legal counsel determined the law passed over his veto was valid, Romney put the law in place, offering:
“My personal view, in my heart of hearts, is that people who are subject to rape should have the option of having emergency contraception or emergency contraception information.’’
And of course Romney is now accusing Barack Obama of trampling on religious freedom by implemented the same policy he put in place in Massachusetts in 2005.

Our Man Myth's folks issued a statement declaring “The governor’s position on this law was that it never should have gone into effect in the first place, which is why he vetoed it.’’ Asked to explain the "heart of hearts" remarks, they "did not respond."

Should anyone be surprised that Romney flipped on yet another issue? No. It's hard to keep track of the Kama Sutra candidate's "evolution" on issues. Wait, don't Republicans reject evolution?

The Romney campaign appears to be re-gathering steam, thanks to the $16 million in attack ads they dropped on Newt Gingrich in Florida and yesterday touted the endorsement of The Donald in advance of tomorrow's Nevada caucuses.

The candidate has once again turned his focus onto the fantasy they are inventing about Obama, trying desperately to ignore the record of a man who is neither pro-choice or anti-choice. Nope, Romney is multiple choice.

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