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GOP Candidates Criticize Romney For Not Signing Pro-Life Pledge

June 21, 2011 by  

Mitt Romney has been criticized for not signing an anti-abortion pledge.Former Massachusetts Governor and Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has come under fire for refusing to sign an anti-abortion pledge.

Romney was criticized by a number of fellow nominees for the the 2012 Republican Presidential ticket for not signing the pro-life pledge offered by the Susan B. Anthony group. According to Fox News, those who sign the pledge agree to work to ban abortions 20 weeks into a pregnancy, support only pro-life judicial nominees and appoint only pro-life individuals to cabinet posts, among other provisions.

Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, Representative Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.), Representative Ron Paul (R-Texas) and former Senator Rick Santorum (R-Penn.), all Republican Presidential candidates, have signed the pledge.

“The excuses for not signing clearly continue the doubts about his leadership and commitment to ending the practice of abortion — particularly for a candidate who ran as pro-choice for the Senate and Governorship of Massachusetts,” said a statement from the Bachmann campaign.

Despite the criticism, Romney is still out in front of the rest of the Republican field, according to the latest Gallup poll.

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  • Al Neuman

    The mentality behind this article is a guaranteed formula for Obama to win again in 2012. Why some so-called conservatives continue to try conducting “litmus tests” on social issues for Republican candidates is beyond me.

    If the Republicans are smart, they’ll avoid “hot button” social issues like abortion, gay marriage, etc., which are guaranteed to alienate moderates, the young, etc., and pick a mainstream, middle of the road candidate with broad appeal across the political spectrum. This is the only formula which has a reasonable chance of re-claiming the White House.

    And who decided that to be a “true conservative” one has to have certain social positions? Pretty arrogant if you ask me!

  • Don Rorschach

    The Gallop poll is a joke. No one but left-wing liberal Democrats will vote for Romney and his Romneycare law. Voting for Romney would be like reelecting Obama and I will not vote for Romney even if he is the only Republican on the 2012 ballot.

  • Mike

    Michele Bachmann, will get my vote, She is the only one that makes any sence. This country can not afford A White Obama

  • Chris

    Hooray for Mitt Romney. It is not up to anyone to ‘order someone to sign or not sign a Pro-Lifer pledge’. Surely the GOP feels that it is inappropriate for any politician or political party to feel justified making this their requirement. It is a very personal subject for any person, and that is exactly why there are confidential clauses between the patient and the physician. It isn’t quick to choose,nor easy to decide for many. A subject of great importance, which is open to everyone should be “Taking care of the children, which are born, not wanted, not loved, not taken care of properly. Take a child, take care of the child, love the child, and encourage all Pro-Lifers to join the rest of us in a project of Love Those Who are Here Now”.

  • http://personalliberty monica

    I am a Christian and a pro-life supporter. But sometimes, Christians just bug the snot, out of me. Why put out a pledge?! So Rachell Maddow, demogaugs it to death. Not to mention the “Slavery” controversy. If you’re gonna play Politics, for God sakes, learn how to play! We are at war, with the media. They cut up on people, on the Right and we just walk right into it. The Pledge boxes in the candidates and the media will crush them. Well wow! Where did that get us.

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