Friday, May 11, 2007

Romney Awarded Plaque By Pro-Life Group

Photo is: ©Chris Fitzgerald/
Mitt Romney, accompanied by his wife Ann Romney, was presented a pro life award plaque by the Massachusetts Citizens For Life--Pioneer Valley Chapter, at a dinner event at the Chez Joseph restaurant in Agawam, Massachsetts. Specifically, the organization was awarding him for his pro life stances taken during his term as governor ofMassachusetts. Romney, during his keynote speech, stated that his conversion to a prolife outlook happened while he was researching the topic of stem cell policy. Romney said that "It is instructive to see the double standard at work here. When a pro-life figure changes to pro-choice, it hardly gets a mention. But when someone becomes pro-life, the pundits go into high dudgeon."

Outside the restaurant, pro choice activists from the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts, and a single pro lifeactivist, demonstrated against Romney's change in attitude, which they described as a 'flip flop,' an accusation that his motivation for changing his position was based on political opportunism.

1 comment:

merjoem32 said...

Interesting. Since I was raised in a predominantly Catholic country, I am inclined to support any advocacy campaign that is against abortion. However, I understand that there are circumstances where abortion is the mother's only chance of surviving a failed pregnancy. Anyway, I think Romney was pro choice in the past so I was a bit surprised when I read this.