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Personhood USA to Mitt Romney: Why Won’t You Sign Our Pledge?

Robin Marty

He's the last man standing, but that doesn't mean the most extreme of the anti-choice activists are willing to accept him.

Personhood USA has a bone to pick with Planned Parenthood Federation of America and NARAL Pro-Choice USA. They don’t believe likely GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is nearly the anti-choice zealot the pro-choice groups are making him out to be.

And they really wish he was.

In a press release, Personhood USA President Keith Mason literally begs the assumed nominee to come out and sign their “fertilized egg-as-person” pledge and vow to outlaw stem cell research, most forms of birth control, and in-vitro fertilization treatments.

“Since his pro-life conversion, Governor Romney has repeatedly missed opportunities to stand for life. As a movement our only obligation is to the truth, and the truth is personhood groups could only support Governor Romney if his position was clear. If what Planned Parenthood and NARAL are saying is true, it should be an easy decision to sign a pledge to stand with President Reagan in defending ‘the unalienable personhood of every American, from the moment of conception until natural death.’ The time has come to make his views known, and it is our hope that he will align himself and his campaign with those committed to justice for all.”

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With nomination firmly in hand and a desperate desire to appeal to moderate voters now that he no longer has primary challengers to beat, Mason and his followers may be waiting for quite some time.

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