Tuesday, August 21, 2012

GOP's 2012 abortion platform  contradicts Romney's position on abortions

No exceptions for rape, no civil unions for same-sex couples in GOP's platform

"The unborn child has a fundamental right to life which cannot be infringed” the draft 2012 anti-abortion platform states and includes support for “a human life amendment to the Constitution."
The committee in charge of the Republican Party’s platform approved the language Tuesday without adding exceptions for rape.
Presidential candidate Mitt Romney and VP candidate Paul Ryan oppose abortion rights but they would not oppose abortion in instances of rape, their campaign has said.
Delegates rejected calls to include civil unions for same-sex couples in the party platform. The platform calls instead for approval of a constitutional amendment that defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
Barbara Ann Fenton of Rhode Island proposed an unsuccessful amendment to recognize civil-union partnerships for both heterosexual and homosexual couples.“Homosexuality is not the biggest thing in the world” for her generation, she said.
Social conservative activist Tony Perkins, a Louisiana delegate and president of the Family Research Council, opposed the idea. “We recognize nature, we recognize history, that marriage is the union of one man and one woman,” he said.
The platform document must be approved by the full convention next week.
TYO               Source:AP, LA Times
Here's some GOP spin on the disparity between the Rebublican Party's 2012 anti-abortion platform and Mitt Romney's position: "This is the platform of the Republican Party; it's not the platform of Mitt Romney," RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said Tuesday on MSNBC! "I think as far as the details of some of these things, like an exception for rape or life of the mother, these are not uncommon differences that candidates have and don't share some of the detail on some of those exceptions," Priebus said.

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