Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Ann Romney: Birth Control Mandate and Same Sex Marriage Distract From Real Issues

“This election is going to be about the economy and jobs.”Ann Romney

The Democrats made it very clear at their convention that they consider the most important issues in this 2012 presidential campaign to be the social issues, specifically abortion and same sex marriage.  Almost every speaker at that convention included these topics in their speeches.  Those who support Barack Obama will not be supporting him for his stand on the economy.  It is obvious that he has no idea what he is doing as far as the economy is concerned.  Supporters of Barack Obama stand behind him because he is bringing about the radical social changes that they want.

But now we have the wife of the Republican candidate, Ann Romney, telling us these social issues, such as same sex marriage and the birth control mandate, are "hot button issues" that detract from the "real issues" of the campaign, namely, the economy.  Oh, really?  Maybe someone should tell the Democrats this, because they clearly haven't gotten that message.  They have told us plainly and clearly that if they win the presidency, these "hot button" issues will be front and center as they complete the radical transformation of our society. 

Can we who are pro life really trust Mitt Romney to take on these most important issues? Will he stand up to the Democrats who want to destroy all traditional values and implement a secular humanist society in which belief and obedience to God is thrown into the trash bin? 

As Ann Romney said:  "This election is going to be about the economy and jobs."  Any thinking, alert Catholic knows our Church is under siege by the Democrats.   Yet Mitt Romney and his wife tell us that the only issue we should be looking at is the state of the economy.  Ann Romney would not even touch the question about the contraception mandate. 

Here is the article from LifeSiteNews:

Ann Romney: marriage, birth control mandate ‘distract’ from real voting issues
by Kathleen Gilbert

Tue Sep 11, 2012 09:25 EST

DAVENPORT, Iowa, September 11, 2012 ( - GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s wife last week refused to answer questions on the Obama administration’s birth control mandate and the redefinition of marriage, saying such social issues “are not about what this election is going to be about.”

KWQC TV6 of Davenport asked Ann Romney on Friday about the marriage debate, noting that gay ‘marriage’ is currently legal in the Hawkeye State.

Mrs. Romney responded that she would let her husband speak to “the specific issues.” “Those are hot-button issues that distract from what the real voting issue is going to be at this election. That, it’s going to be about the economy and jobs,” she said.

Not to be deterred, KWQC anchor David Nelson asked, “Do you believe that employer-provided health insurance should be required to cover birth control?”

“Again, you’re asking me questions that are not about what this election is going to be about,” replied Romney. “This election is going to be about the economy and jobs.”
Nelson countered that a Pew poll had found that many women called such issues “important” or “very important,” but Mrs. Romney continued to stonewall, saying that wasn’t what she heard on the campaign trail. “If you want to try to pull me off of the other messages it’s not going to work because I know because I’ve been out there,” she said.

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As I have repeatedly said here, nothing will change under Mitt  Romney as president.  Those who think that the moral decline of our society will be halted with a Romney presidency are deluding themselves.  Romney just this past week said on Meet the Press that he "prefers" Roe v. Wade  be overturned.   He also said that there are parts of Obamacare he does support and will not overturn.  Does that sound like someone who is committed to pro life causes?  We know that he supports same sex civil unions as long as they are not called marriage, and that he supports abortion in cases of "rape, incest and the health and life of the mother."  He supports homosexual Boy Scout leaders. 

I've written it so often here that it sounds like a mantra, but nothing will change under a Romney presidency.  We need to stop hearing what we want to hear and face up to reality.  We don't have a choice in this campaign. 

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