Tuesday, August 14, 2012

National Catholic Reporter says Romney is not truly pro-life.

Imposing policies that create more abortions is infinitely worse than policies that merely allow for abortions.  Someone at the Catholic Reporter thought this through carefully.

Which presidential candidate is truly pro-life? | National Catholic Reporter


For example, Obama's Affordable Care Act does not pay for abortions. In Massachusetts, Romney's health care law does. Obama favors, and included in the Affordable Care Act, $250 million of support for vulnerable pregnant women and alternatives to abortion. This support will make abortions much less likely, since most abortions are economic. Romney, on the other hand, has endorsed Wisconsin Republican Paul Ryan's budget, which will cut hundreds of millions of dollars out of the federal plans that support poor women. The undoubted effect: The number of abortions in the United States will increase. On these facts, Obama is much more pro-life than Romney.

But let's not stop there. Obama does not financially profit from the abortion industry. Romney does. Bain Capital, in the time Romney was listed as its legal head and even when he was attending Bain board meetings, was an owner of Stericycle, a major disposer of the dead bodies of aborted children in the United States. (See: Romney Invested in Medical-Waste Firm That Disposed of Aborted Fetuses, Government Documents Show.) Bain owned a share of Stericycle until 2004, selling its interest for a profit in the tens of millions of dollars. We can parse what Romney's 1999 "retroactive retirement" from Bain means, but he still gets an annual payout from the firm. To the extent those dollars are part of Bain's Stericycle profits, a strong argument exists that Romney is an abortion profiteer. How pro-life is that?


No kidding.


DanBack said...

Not related, but it's funny to me that Kevin always talks about you not having "the courage to post this". YOu post his garbage all the time.

I've offered multiple times to take Kevin out for a few beers, but he has never had the courage to accept.

Kevin Scheunemann said...


Only a fraction of my submissions ever get posted.

I have to challenge the prof. to have courage, from time to time, to break from exclusively posting mindless socialist ideas.

Mpeterson said...

That's hilarious Kevin.

And there's that disinfo at work again. I'm not a socialist. Dude, *I* am John Galt. ;^)

From now on remember to hit the save button before you slough off to preen over your genius.