Washington D.C., Feb 3, 2012 / 01:48 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has pledged to overturn the HHS contraception mandate that he says takes “particular aim” at Catholics.
“I stand with the Catholic bishops and all religious organizations in their strenuous objection to this liberty- and conscience-stifling regulation,” Romney wrote in a Feb. 3 Washington Examiner column titled “President Obama vs. religious liberty”
If elected president, the former Massachusetts governor said, he would eliminate the mandate “on day one.”
“Such rules don’t belong in the America that I believe in.”
Sounds good, really how is what the Obama Administration that much different than what Gov. Romney did when he forced Catholic hospitals to administer Plan B in 1995.
“I think it’s, in my personal view, it’s the right thing for hospitals to provide information and access to emergency contraception to anyone who is a victim of rape,” he added.
This was after he public conversion to the pro-life cause in forcing hospitals to administer a possible abortafacient. This was also just two days after he had taken the opposite position. This is purely big government in action getting involved in telling what medicines a hospital should provide. That it is okay to violate the consciences of Catholic health care workers to administer a drug when there is no certainty if a child had already been conceived and would be murdered by such a drug.
Though his pro-life conversion also includes murdering those as a result of rape, incest, danger to the life of the mother, and frozen embryos.
He really considers abortion an important part of his campaign that is why he has it listed prominently on his campaign site. Oh wait it is nowhere on his site under “Issues”. In fact he is the only GOP candidate that does not list the pro-life cause under his issues section.
I just don’t see Romney’s appeal to conservative voters. President Obama’s Achilles Heel is Obamacare and Romney’s is Romneycare. Sure there are differences between a Federal and a State program, but the individual mandates of both are from the same big government mindset. With the outcry even from liberal Catholics on the HHS mandate of contraception and sterilization coverage that is another Achilles Heel and one that Romney also shares.