Following LifeNews.com reports that Both Mitt “Pixie Dust” Romney and Herman “Immune to the Race Card” Cain have refused to sign the Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life Pledge, Romney has been the target of criticism by Michele Bachmann, Rick Santorum, and Ron Paul Campaign manager, Jesse Benton.
The signers of the pledge, agreed to:
* Only nominate to the U.S. Supreme Court and federal bench judges who are committed to restraint and applying the original meaning of the Constitution, not legislating from the bench;
* Select pro-life appointees for relevant Cabinet and Executive Branch positions, in particular the head of National Institutes of Health, the Department of Health & Human Services, and the Department of Justice;
* Advance pro-life legislation to permanently end all taxpayer funding of abortion in all domestic and international spending programs, and defund Planned Parenthood and all other contractors and recipients of federal funds with affiliates that perform or fund abortions; and
* Advance and sign into law a Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act to protect unborn children who are capable of feeling pain from abortion.
Herman Cain, by contrast with Romney, has—somewhat successfully—justified his rejection with semantics(!) He suggests that, although a President could promote and sign a “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” into law, that this does not qualify as “advancing it” and so he could not sign the pledge. Right. May I humbly suggest that although a conservative could consider and evaluate a Cain candidacy this does not qualify as “pro-life” and therefore we cannot vote for him. The Act is already law in five states.
Refusal to sign this pledge is unfortunate news for Cain, who had been doing a good job of “advancing” his candidacy (if we can use that word) among the pro-life community, but just old news, of course, about the Massachusetts Magician who won his state’s governorship and governed as a PRO-ABORTION, gay rights, tax-and-spend liberal and has done nothing but lie about it since January 4, 2007 when he decided to transform, by magic, into his image of a Republican to seek the Presidential nomination. [Of course one can only accuse Mitt of lying if there is such a thing as objective truth and we're quite certain he would be more than capable of articulating, at length, that there is not, just as he has articulated that the Mormon Church is Pro-Choice.] No Republican is better at being on both sides of every issue than Mitt Romney.
Since the SBA released the facts, Romney has justified his position based on the possibility that failing to fund abortion would interfere with socialist spending in other areas.
Thanks, Mitt, for the ammo.