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Letter: Romney should prove he’s a true conservative

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Posted: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 3:01 pm | Updated: 7:49 pm, Sun Nov 4, 2012.

Gov. Romney said over and over again that he was severely conservative. Romney supported personhood amendments (to make all abortions and the use of contraception illegal) in Mississippi and the Congress.

Additionally, he picked Congressmen Paul Ryan to be his vice president. Ryan co-sponsored legislation with Todd Akin, which Jeff Flake supported, to redefine rape to limit the rape exception for abortions.

Todd Akin summed up conservative beliefs: Women who are raped have natural self-defenses against unwanted sperm. Congressmen Steve King stated, “I’ve never heard of a girl getting pregnant from statutory rape or incest.” Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbit, “You just have to close your eyes,” when discussing a forced ultrasound before an abortion is so much like conservative leader Clayton Williams comparing rape to bad weather, having stated: “If it’s inevitable, just relax and enjoy it.” Then, Ryan-endorsed Wisconsin State Rep. Roger Rivard said, “Some girls rape so easy.” Finally, we had Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock implying its God’s will that some women get raped and impregnated.

Romney, do you stand with your conservative base to eliminate all abortions, the belief that birth control leads to a license to do things in a sexual realm that is counter to Christian values, and will you support the candidates above? Mr. Romney, time to come out and prove you are a true conservative!

Nancy Prieve


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