Local TV news stations in Colorado, a swing state, are fact checking many of the political ads inundating the airwaves. Two local stations in Denver were mostly right in their recent analyses of ads attacking Mitt Romney’s position on a women’s right to choose.
In explaining why he opposes allowing pregnant rape victims to have abortions, the New York Congressman also said he’d be all for jailing doctors.
Let’s be very clear that the Republican Party Platform endorses no abortion for any woman for any reason. And that this was not just the ignorant opinion of an isolated individual. This is part of the campaign of misinformation that the far Right Wing has been waging since at least the time of Reagan.
Allowing exceptions to abortion bans may be leading anti-choice activists to rethink their presidential support.
CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley let Mitt Romney off the hook over lingering questions about his position on abortion in cases of rape.
Well, we knew God was going to be responsible for the storm somehow.
As far as the presidential nominee is concerned, abortion is not an issue.
A day off may be what they need to get everyone on the same page.
It falls to professional media interviewers not just to assume Mitt Romney supports exceptions, because before Akin-gate he had not previously espoused any exceptions, but rather to ask him about when he changed his position, why he has not spoken out before on exceptions, and what he would do if Congress passed a “human life amendment” with no exceptions.
The GOP platform committee did not amend language from the 2004 and 2008 GOP platforms, which “assert the sanctity of human life,” and provide no exceptions to abortion in any case whatsoever. The committee add language opposing drugs such as mifepristone, but members agreed that this platform amendment did not apply to EC.