Anti-Choice Groups Begin Turning from Romney

Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s newest public stance–that he would allow abortions in the case of rape or a pregnant woman’s health–may be intended to  appeal to moderate general election voters. However, it is abortion opponents who are reacting the most, and it looks as if they are preparing to withdraw support of the ticket. is already remarking about how little a “pro-life” president in the White House means to the movement, pointing to the vast amount of anti-choice legislation that passed in the states despite President Barack Obama leading the nation. “We continue to stand and support pro-life candidates from local offices to national ones,” they write. “But the moral of the story is that when we lose an election, that’s our cue to rise and take action in other ways, not to go back to sleep.”

At the same time, American Right to Life, a subset of the anti-choicers calling itself the “personhood wing of the pro-life movement,” has announced a new site, “Republicans Against Romney.”

“Mitt Romney is the architect of Obamacare,” said Jefferson George, the president of American Right To Life Action, a conservative 527 group via press release. “Romney has already implemented what Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton only dream of: homosexual marriage, tax-funded abortion on demand by health care reform with the individual mandate, robbing religious freedom from pro-life hospitals. The list is long. If anyone believed the ‘lesser of two evils’ con, they’d have to vote for Obama.”

The site, which posts a laundry list of alleged examples showing that there is no difference in the policies of the two candidates, announces in bold letters that “Romney is so much like Obama that his Republican supporters are really just one issue voters: party affiliation.”

Although these events point to a potential change in the tide when it comes to anti-choice support of Romney’s candidacy, it could on the other hand actually benefit the presidential contender. After all, by having radical anti-choicers saying Romney is  “not conservative enough,” might convince the public that he isn’t as anti-choice as his record lets on.

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  • sertelt
    This article is inaccurate, but we don’t expect much from RHRC.

    LifeNews does NOT take the position that there is very little a president can do on abortion. Quite the contrary, it is in part BECAUSE of the laundry list of things President Barack Obama has done to promote abortion throughout pregnancy for any reason paid for by the American taxpayer that we so wholeheartedly support his defeat in the November election.

    We strongly support electing Mitt Romney in November and, had Marty done the normal due diligence of most reporters, she would have noted we have run numerous articles from pro-life groups and leaders calling for his election.

    Further, we repudiate this “Republicans for Obama” effort as coming from a handful of supposedly pro-life people who are not members of the greater pro-life movement — the 99% of the pro-life community that is fully on board with defeating Obama in November. But good try at causing division within the pro-life movement in an attempt to secure re-election for your president.

    Steven Ertelt, Editor