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January 30, 2007

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Mitt Report

Ok, so those that want not such a biased view on the Governor should check out:

http:///www.mittreport.com

Carol McKinley

Yes! By all means! Go to the Mitt Report and read the spin!

There probably isn't much prolife foot traffic after the National Review Summit.

While you're there, post a question about Mitt's conversion experience when he realized that stem cell harvesting killed embryos - and post Mitt's quote from a news story from the link below:

'I Like Stem Cell Research'
And as the day of campaigning continued, Romney's comments turned decidedly personal when he spoke about stem cell research. Ann Romney, the former governor's wife, has multiple sclerosis. "In my view, the fact that my wife has MS makes me particularly aware of and sensitive to the fact that we have high hopes that stem sell research or other forms of research will lead to cures."
"I like stem cell research. I want to see more of it, not less. I'm in favor of using surplus embryos from in vitro fertilizations for stem cell research. But I'm not in favor of creating new embryos to destroy them or to experiment with them."
But while the day was a success, it also became clear that Romney has to pin down his answers on some tricky questions in the next few months.

Most notably, Romney's views on abortion have undergone a transformation since he ran for the Senate against incumbent Sen. Ted Kennedy in 1994. During the October 1994 debate, Romney explained his views on abortion. "As a nation we recognize the right of all people to believe as they want," he said, "and not to impose our beliefs on other people. I believe that abortion should be safe and legal in this country."
At the time, Romney said his beliefs stemmed from the experience of a family friend who'd died from an illegal abortion. Even more recently, running for governor in 2002, Romney said, "I will preserve and protect a woman's right to choose and am devoted and dedicated to honoring my word in that regard."
But in an interview with Romney on Friday, it was clear he had changed his views significantly. "Well, we learn from experience, and I'm just like other people in this nation. … My experience as a governor facing issues related to issues like stem cell research … has convinced me that Roe v. Wade has so cheapened the value of human life in this society that we need to allow the states more latitude in making their own decisions on this issue. And so about two years ago, I said [I] am pro life, and prior to that time I had a different position.
"When Ronald Reagan was governor of California," he explained, "[Reagan] signed the most-sweeping pro abortion law in the entire nation. And when he ran for president he said, you know, I was wrong."
Yet, it might ultimately be Romney's religion that poses the biggest hurdle. A December ABC News polls shows that 35 percent of Americans are less likely to vote for a candidate who is a Mormon. Romney, for one, doesn't seem worried. "I think the American people respect individuals of faith. That's the kind of person they want to lead the country."

http://www.abcnews.go.com/Nightline/story?id=2833128&page=1

Ask them why the Harvard Scientist said he never had a conversation with Mitt about killing embryos - the conversation did not happen.

Oh, and ask him the name of the ethicists who helped him come to his "prolife" conclusions.

:)


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