Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney wants more women to get knocked up.
The former Massachusetts governor and Harvard Law School alumnus played dumb about contraception at last Saturday’s Republican Presidential Debate. Mitt and fellow panelist Rick Santorum have spoken out about the illegitimacy of birth control before. But Mitt seemed reluctant to speak his mind on the subject that night.
In response to debate moderator George Stephanopoulos’ probing of the issue, Mitt went glib.
“George, this is an unusual topic that you’re raising,” Mitt said. “States have the right to ban contraception? I can’t imagine that states would want to ban contraception. If I were a governor or a legislator in a state, I would totally oppose any effort to ban contraception. So you’re asking — given the fact that there’s no state that wants to do so — you are asking could it constitutionally be done? We could ask our constitutionalist [candidate Ron Paul over] here.”
Romney’s opponent Rick Santorum decries the crucial 1965 Supreme Court Griswold v. Connecticut decision that protects the right to sexual and reproductive privacy. This ruling sanctioned the use of birth control and paved the way for later policies legalizing sodomy and all other thrilling late night antics. Roe vs. Wade was born of this decree, decriminalizing abortion.
Rick despises Griswold v. Connecticut, says it’s unconstitutional and should be lifted from the books. Mitt says he’s clueless, but his Harvard Law studies would most certainly have required him to read about the case more than twice.
Rick is more vociferous about his stance, but Mitt’s position can only be extrapolated through an assessment of his desires. Mitt opposes 2010’s President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, which covers patients’ reproductive health. He wants to reinstate former President George W. Bush’s “conscience rule,” later repealed by Obama, that makes it difficult for federally funded nonprofit health care providers like Planned Parenthood to offer birth control, abortions or emergency contraception.
Mitt’s policy is clear: don’t have unprotected sex if you don’t want to get pregnant.
Rape victims, one-night stand participants, Dionysian orgy affiliates, committed couples who were practicing Tantra only to find Man blows his load too soon: Mitt Romney says hitting skins bareback is not your right.