October 17, 2012
ROMNEY’S NEW ABORTION/CONTRACEPTION AD: Are any other women out there getting sick and tired of the pandering to women on the issues of contraception and abortion? I agree with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly. It is insulting. But having said that, the scare tactics of the Obama Administration–insinuating that voting for Romney = voting to stop access to contraception or abortion–are despicable and lacking in any basis in fact. The only fight here folks is about the following:
1. Whether the government should force all health insurers to cover contraception and abortion, thus requiring faith-based institutions or other objectors to subsidize their cost;
2. Whether the “right to abortion” is a right protected by the U.S. Constitution, or should be left to the 50 states to decide as they wish, via the political process. (This is what would happen in the event the Supreme Court ever overrules Roe v. Wade. Overruling that case would not– and I repeat, NOT– “outlaw” abortion, by any stretch of the imagination.)
If you step back and think about it, Obama says “yes” to both 1 & 2, meaning he believes (in typical progressive fashion), that there is one-size-fits-all to this controversial topic, and it’s his way or the highway. Romney’s position is the opposite, suggesting that, given the high degree of disagreement among Americans (and yes, women, too), a one-size-fits-all federal mandate isn’t the proper solution.
Romney is trying to speak to women honestly, not pander to them. Here’s his latest ad on the issue.