A new Obama campaign ad directed at women votersstates that Republican candidate Mitt Romney would ban abortion, but uses a Romney quote that has been cut off to distort the candidate’s stance toward the 1973Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision.
The quote is from a Republican primary debate during which moderator Anderson Cooper asked the candidates, “If Roe v. Wade were overturned, Congress passed a federal ban on all abortions and it came to your desk, would you sign it? Yes or no?”
The ad depicts Romney’s response as, “I’d be delighted to sign that bill,” but truncates the remainder of his sentence, which was, “But that’s not where we are. That’s not where America is today.”
The ad comes as a new USA Today/Gallup poll finds more women in swing states are leaning toward Romney. The Obama campaign and the campaigns of many other Democrats around the country are doubling down on the left’s “War on Women” canard, a sure sign that the “women’s vote” is no longer a certainty for Democrats.
In the state of Connecticut, for example, abortion and access to birth control took center stage during the final debate between U.S. Senate candidates Democrat Chris Murphy and Republican Linda McMahon. Similarly, on Thursday we reported that Planned Parenthood is spending an additional $828,000 on Romney attack ads in the swing states of Colorado and Virginia.
In response to the ad, Romney spokeswoman Amanda Henneberg said:
President Obama’s campaign continues to mislead voters in a desperate attempt to distract from this president’s failed economic record. Five and a half million women are struggling to find work in the Obama economy, and they are suffering from record unemployment under this president.
This union hack teacher actually told the student to get out of her class AND equated wearing a Romney/Ryan t-shirt to wearing a KKK t-shirt. Apparently the teacher doesn’t realize that Democrats started the KKK and were the ONLY party to ever lynch a black man. This teacher should be FIRED, no questions asked, for her treatment of this student; her violation of the 1st Amendment; her lack of knowledge about history and her lack of civility.
Another egregious lie by Democrats and far left wing groups is that Paul Ryan will ban in vitro fertilization. Democrats are using the 3 page ‘The Sanctity of Human Life’ bill to make up this lie. Here’s the TRUTH:
The bill is a declaration regarding when life begins.
The bill does absolutely nothing to address any laws.
There is ZERO language regarding in vitro fertilization.
There is no languange banning ANYTHING in the bill.
Oh and by the way – this bill was NEVER passed.
The full text of the bill is here: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-112hr212ih/pdf/BILLS-112hr212ih.pdf. You can read it for yourself and see the ridiculous nature of yet another Democrat lie.
Democrats have been telling the most despicable lies to women voters. They are fearmongering and lying about all for a vote. What they don’t talk about is the higher poverty rate for women under Obama or the high unemployment rate for women under Obama’s reign.
Click on the links below to find out the TRUTH
Republicans are going to ban abortion!!!
Republicans are going to force women to have babies!!
Republicans are going to overturn Roe v Wade!!!
Even when Republicans held a MAJORITY in all branches of government, Roe v Wade wasn’t overturned.
Even when Republicans held a MAJORITY in all branches of government, there was never a National ban on abortions.
Roe v Wade is law.
States make laws about abortions, not the Federal Government.
The majority of Republicans believe that abortion is acceptable in the cases of rape, incest or when the mother’s life is at stake.
Even if Republicans would LIKE to ban abortion based on their belief that it is the murder of a child, they have NEVER tried to pass a National Bill banning abortion.
Republicans do not believe the Federal Government should pay for abortions – and neither do the majority of people. 51% of Americans are pro-life; their tax dollars should not be spent on ending life.
Liberal women should stop hysterically lying about Republicans and Conservatives and worry more about the record levels of POVERTY that women are in thanks to Democrat policies.
In recent days, the Left has pumped up the volume with scare tactics about the new majority in the House of Representatives. Republicans are back and they want to take over your personal lives! Ironic, of course, given the whole Obamacare incident. And the image of Speaker John Boehner asking Chris Wallace to leave him and his bad smoking habit alone is a little bit in conflict with that contention, too.
The latest attempt at scaring and misleading the public is the recent claim that Republicans, in some kind of supposedly radical ban on federal taxpayer funding of abortion — a ban along the lines of what the pro-choice Left has claimed has been law all along — are trying to redefine rape.
In particular, abortion activists* are taking aim at H.R. 3, “The No Funding for Abortion Act,” which everyone from John Boehner to Republican Study Committee chairman Jim Jordan, to Democrat Dan Lipinski has explicitly and vocally supported for about a year now. On their radar is also “The Protect Life Act,” which Rep. Chris Smith (R., N.J.) introduced along with Lipinski the morning after January’s Obamacare repeal vote (the same day Smith joined Boehner to introduce H.R. 3).
A Mother Jones piece that ABCNews’s website republished yesterday as what appeared to be a news story (and later removed) insists that Republicans are on some kind of rape campaign: “Rape is only really rape if it involves force. So says the new House Republican majority as it now moves to change abortion law.”
“The Hyde Amendment does permit federal funding of abortions for women who are impregnated through assaults, regardless of age, which of course includes drug-assisted rape and rape of unconscious women, to cite just two of the more ludicrous examples invented by pro-abortion propagandists in recent days,” Douglas Johnson, of the National Right to Life Committee, counters. “And so do the bills.”
Johnson explains further:
In our view, on this matter, H.R. 3 and H.R. 358 would codify the substance of the policy that was in place from 1993 on (which rape/incest exceptions were added to the Hyde Amendment). We do not believe that the Hyde Amendment has ever been construed to permit federal funding of abortion based merely on the youth of the mother (“statutory rape”), nor are we aware of evidence that federal funding of abortion in such cases has ever been the practice. It is true that the new bills would not allow general federal funding of abortion on all under-age pregnant girls — but this is no change in policy. In falsely claiming that it is a change in policy, the pro-abortion advocacy groups really are engaged in a brazen effort greatly expand federal funding for abortion. They want to federally fund the abortion of tens of thousands of healthy babies of healthy moms, based solely on the age of their mothers. We would oppose such an expansion of federal funding of abortion.
You can read the FBI’s own longstanding definition of “forcible rape,” which explicitly excludes statutory rape, here. Michael New took a critical look at some of the nonsense the New York Times was peddling this weekend here.
* Would it be redundant to include the media here? I’ll stop asking the question when I see more coverage of the senseless violence that is such a mainstream part our culture today. Planned Parenthood, for instance, is painfully mainstream, a recipient of taxpayer funding and leading politicians’ support. I’ll stop asking the question if I see more coverage and action in response to this new video from New Jersey.