Romney-Ryan Campaign is Wrong on Abortion


Reprinted from Christian Newswire.

Following Congressman Akin’s controversial remarks on Sunday, the Romney-Ryan campaign quickly released the following statement: “Governor Romney and Congressman (Paul) Ryan disagree with Mr. Akin’s statement, and a Romney-Ryan administration would not oppose abortion in instances of rape.”

After praising Congressman Ryan’s pro-personhood record last week, Personhood USA has now expressed concern about the appearance of compromise on the part of Congressman Ryan.

“Personhood USA does not endorse political candidates, but we had hoped that Congressman Ryan would be a good influence on Governor Romney, considering Romney’s liberal abortion record,” explained Jennifer Mason, Communications Director for Personhood USA. “Reading today that babies conceived in rape should suffer the death penalty under a Romney-Ryan administration is extremely concerning, and indicates that Congressman Ryan’s pro-woman and pro-baby positions would have little influence if he wins the office of Vice President of the United States.”

In December, Personhood USA asked GOP Presidential hopefuls to sign a “Personhood Pledge,” affirming the Republican party platform and following in the steps of President Ronald Reagan. Governor Mitt Romney declined to sign the prolife pledge.

Personhood USA spokesperson Rebecca Kiessling, who was conceived in rape, has had the opportunity to speak to many presidential hopefuls over the past five years. When speaking with Governor Mitt Romney several years ago, Rebecca commented that he was largely unresponsive and seemingly disinterested. By contrast, Rebecca’s conversation with Texas Governor Rick Perry made headline news, with Governor Perry stating “Looking in her eyes, I couldn’t come up with an answer to defend the exceptions for rape and incest.”

“As someone who really cares about rape victims, I want to protect them from the rapist, and from the abortion, but not the baby. A baby is not the worst thing that could ever happen to a rape victim — an abortion is,” explained Kiessling. “We need to educate the American public on the truth in this matter and not make public policy based on myth and misinformation.”

“Governor Romney claims to be prolife, but it appears he is prolife with exceptions — if the baby was conceived in rape, it seems that Romney does not believe that baby has a right to life. This position is contrary to the Republican party platform and contrary to the beliefs of prolife Americans nationwide. All babies have a right to live, regardless of the circumstances of their conception,” concluded Mason.

For more information on Personhood USA, click here.

For more information on Rebecca Kiessling, click here.

Programming Note: Ms. Kiessling will be a guest on The Steve Deace Show tonight (8/23).

  • Freddy

    I’m happy that Ms. Kiessling was conceived – I’d be totally fine if all babies conceived via rape were carried to conception by choice of the rape victim. But – IT IS NOT MY DECISION.

    It is the woman’s. Not mine; not yours; not the government’s; not an attorney general; not a state/federal legislature; not the governor’s; not the president’s; not the doctor’s; not the husband’s; not the rapists.

    • conchfritters

      Almost 90 percent of Americans will choose the next U.S. president on the basis of four priorities: jobs, budget deficit, health care and social security. Not God, not abortion, not gay marriage.
      I’m no fan, but I think James Carville said it best: The economy, stupid.

  • REB

    Obamney sucks! He is a Fascio-Marxist, which is NWO. GOP voters think that GOP is looking out for them, but GOP is looking for itself. The mentality of common GOP voters is no different, as far as I can tell, than the mentality that enabled the Bolsheviks to seize power and establish Stalinist Communism in Russia. That sort of blind thinking is idiotic.

    I can’t vote for Obamney, nor can stand the idiocy of the GOP. I’ll vote for a Christian who fears God. And I won’t be voting for the Libertarian candidates either.

    • conchfritters

      Provide a historical example of Fascio-Marxism. I am familiar with Fascism, I am familiar with Marxism, but fascio-marxism? Is that a real word? That’s like calling Governor Romney a Christian Muslim. Or saying that my house is on the East West side of the street.
      Also, I believe the presidential candidate for the Republicans, Democrats, and Libertarians have all declared themselves to be God fearing Christians. Francisco Franco (fascist – hated marxists) was a God fearing Christian. And regarding your last point, I don’t think the libertarians will lose much sleep over your decision.

      • REB

        Orwell found the government and policies of Stalinism to be Fascist. He thought he was fighting Fascism in the Spain’s Civil War in the 1930s, but the Marxists became Fascists when they got power and had to rule. His novel 1984 is based on that experience.

        Obamney loves the Fascism that enabled him to establish his Marxist policies in Massachusetts. Obama loves the Fascism that gives our federal government the power to establish and increase the Communism he thinks is good for America.

        Fascists and Marxists are liars if they claim to accept Christ as their savior. Both philosophies are godless.

  • Anthony

    Until they change their stance, I don’t know if we should throw our support behind them.