$50 elective abortions?
Shame on you, Mitt Romney.Mitt Romney, who is alternately pro-life and pro-choice depending upon the election cycle and audience, has been proclaiming himself pro-life again as he runs for president. He SWEARS that as Governor he was 100% pro-life.
But, sadly, that appears not to be true.
It has become known that among his very last acts as governor, Romney signed legislation that allows elective abortions for just a $50 co-pay.
Is 50 bucks-per-baby "100% pro-life" to you, Mr. Romney?
Source: Politico: "Romney, get real about your abortion record."
Here's the actual text from the legislation Romney signed (published by National Review's The Corner):
Romney's Health Care Plan:
Provides Taxpayer-Funded Abortions. Abortions are covered in the Commonwealth Care program that Romney created as Governor. Under the program, abortions are available for a copay of $50. (Menu of Health Care Services: http://www.mass.gov/Qhic/docs/cc_benefits1220_pt234.pdf)
Guarantees Planned Parenthood A Seat At The Table. Romney's legislation created an advisory board and guarantees, by law, that Planned Parenthood has a seat at the table. Romney's plan established a MassHealth payment policy advisory board, and one member of the Board must be from Planned Parenthood. No pro-life organization is represented. (Chapter 58 Section 3 (q) Section 16M (a), http://www.mass.gov/legis/laws/seslaw06/sl060058.htm)
Incredibly, Romney used his line item veto to strike things from this plan that he found "objectionable" (such as dental benefits for Medicaid patients) but he DID NOT strike the $50 elective abortions or Planned Parenthood's demand that they be given a seat at the negotiating table to ensure the continued EXPANSION of abortion.
Shame on you, Mitt Romney.