Mitt Romney’s 2002 Planned Parenthood Questionnaire

Oh, Mitt.  If people thought you flip flopped before, what are they going to say now that your 2002 Massachusetts Planned Parenthood candidate endorsement questionnaire has surfaced?

Yes, despite telling Republican primary voters that he’s actively pro-life, that he believes that life begins at conception, that he feels there should be a federal ban on abortion, and that he even supported the “personhood” movement, it’s going to awfully difficult for the social conservatives to believe him once they read:

Do you support the substance of the Supreme Court decision in Roe V Wade?  Yes

Do you support state funding of abortion services through Medicaid for low-income women? Yes

And even…

Do you support efforts to increase access to emergency contraception?  Yes

Still, I suppose Romney could simply say that his position has evolved in the last decade.  After all, his position on reproductive rights seems to evolve day to day.  Just last week, Romney stated that he supported a constitutional amendment saying life began at conception.

Today, he’s saying that all abortion policies should be decided by the states.  Via Politico, according to his spokeswoman, Romney supports “‘a Human Life Amendment that overturns Roe vs. Wade and sends the issue back to the states’” — which sounds like something short of a federal abortion ban. ‘Mitt Romney is pro-life, and as he has said previously, he is supportive of efforts to ensure recognition that life begins at conception. He believes these matters should be left up to states to decide.’”

But what else can you expect from a candidate who is now vowing to defund the very group he tried to get an endorsement from 10 years earlier?


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ROLF P.4 years ago

Mitt needs to leave his religion at home, keep his mouth shut and start paying and taking care of all those unwanted babies he is advocating for. Jack Ass!

Nancy L.
Nancy L.4 years ago

Just what Obama and every other politician does - says what people want to hear. No news there. I'm glad he wants to keep abortion legal.

Juliet D.
judith sanders4 years ago

I respect people when the change their minds in the light of new evidence, but that's not what's going on here.

Miranda Lyon
Miranda Lyon4 years ago

Which way is the wind blowing at the moment? Ask Mitt, he'll for sure know.

Joe R.
Joe R.4 years ago

This man will say anything to become President. Dangerous!

Ira L.
Ira & Ellie L.4 years ago

Romney is like a weather vane. He blows in the wind whichever way he thinks he can win. He would sell out his mother for a vote. SCARY. This is one "personhood" who should have been aborted. The other is Cain. Oops, I think he was aborted, and look what's left.

Marie W.
Marie W.4 years ago

Romney has more flip flops than Hawaii.

Maryanne E.
Maryanne E.4 years ago

I live in Massachusetts. I wouldn't vote for Romney. Hey, his health care plan was good for the state, he should own up to it instead of trying to sweep it under the carpet. Alas, he's simply saying what he thinks people want to hear.

paul c.
paul c.4 years ago

"Flip-Flop" sounds too athletic for what Romney does. When you are as utterly lacking in substance as the former sort-of governor of Massachusetts, a stiff breeze can turn you upside down.

Mark Stevenson
Mark S.4 years ago

I meant they. oops.