To Tell the Truth . . . Or Not
by Gregg Jackson
Mitt Romney told two very big lies on FOX’s Huckabee show Saturday night. Here they are debunked:
Whopper #1: Romney claimed that Romneycare doesn’t cover abortions at $50 each and that the supreme court put it into place and that he had no choice but to sign a healthcare bill into law that covered elective surgical abortions for $50 each.
Fact: This is a flat out lie! Romney is doing what he is famous for. Twisting and contorting the facts and hoping nobody will be able to follow his deceptive talk track.
The truth is, that Romneycare includes a $50 co-pay for any elective surgical abortion which Mitt Romney and Mitt Romney alone signed into law 3 years AFTER his fake “pro-life conversion.”
Here are the facts Romney conveniently omits when he falsely claims that the courts forced Romneycare to subsidize abortions at $50 each which you can see for yourself here.
The court decision Romney is referring to is a 1981 MSJC decision that ruled that the state constitution required payment for abortion services for medicaid eligible women. (Moe v Secretary of Admin & Finance, 1981) which was re-affirmed in1997 in (Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts v. Attorney General, 1997).Both were only declaratory OPINIONS. The court can only interpret the law in specific cases. But they can’t make law. Only the legislature can do that. The Mass Courts have no power to create, suspend, or alter law. In short, these opinions were just that… opinions. They were not orders. And the legislature never created any law that required any government subsidized healthcare plan to cover abortions. Romney’s bill (that was endorsed by Planned Parenthood, Ted Kennedy and Hillary Clinton,) was the first that included this provision.
Romney used his line item veto authority to strike down eight sections of the bill that he found objectionable, including the expansion of dental benefits to Medicaid recipients. But he did not strike Planned Parenthood’s guaranteed board representative role on his advisory board (with no pro-life representative appointee incidentally) and did nothing to prohibit tax payer funded abortions in his plan. (”Romney’s Health Care Vetoes,” Associated Press,4/12/06)
Whopper #2: Romney claimed that he “fought to protect marriage between one man and one woman in Massachusetts.”
Fact: Mitt Romney, and Mitt Romney alone, unilaterally, illegally and unconstitutionally authorized the alterations to and issuance of marriage licenses to same sex couples in Massachusetts in violation of at least 8 article of the oldest functioning constitution in the world, the Massachusetts Constitution authored by John Adams. Proof Here.
While he falsely claimed that the “court legalized same sex marriage in Massachusetts” and that he was merely “following the law” and was “under a court order,” the fact of the matter is that even the Goodridge court admitted that they didn’t even have the authority to alter the existing marriage laws to accommodate same sex “marriage” in any way and that if the marriage laws (chapter 207 of the Mass General Laws) were ever to be altered or amended in any way to accommodate same sex “marriage”, it would have to be done via the legislature, which, to this day, the legislature still has never done!!!!!!!!!!! Which means that the same sex “marriage” licenses are as legally null and void today in 2011 as the were when Mitt Romney first began illegally altering and issuing them in 2003. Proof Here.
Mitt Romney hasn’t “fought to protect male-female marriage” in America.
Mitt Romney ushered in homosexual “marriage” to America via the Cradle of Liberty, Massachusetts… After all, Romney had made certain campaign promises to certain homosexual Republican activist groups when running for governor…Proof Here.
Mitt Romney is the Founding Father of the government funded $50 co-pay abortion and same-sex “marriage” for which he deserves to be the Big House (and I don’t mean the University of Michigan stadium)…not the White House…
Jackson is the bestselling author of Conservative Comebacks to Liberal Lies. To see the Gregg’s blog in its entirety and to comment, click here.