A pro-life activist is expressing disapproval over efforts by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to pander for both votes and fundraising dollars by touting his support for abortion and contraception through a new political advertisement.
While watching the recent Romney campaign commercial online, Michael Marcavage of the Campaign to Stop Stericycle says that he found not only the advertisement to be “sickening,” but also Romney’s appeal for campaign contributions at the end.
As previously reported, Romney recently released a new advertisement geared toward women voters, which features Sarah Pinto, a former Obama supporter. In the 30-second production, the woman outlines that she had concerns about Romney’s “extreme” abortion views until she realized that he wasn’t completely opposed to abortion after all.
“You know, those ads saying that Mitt Romney would ban all abortions and contraception seemed a bit extreme, so I looked into it,” she says. “Turns out, Romney doesn’t oppose contraception at all. In fact, he thinks abortion should be an option in cases of rape, incest or to save a mother’s life.”
“This issue is important to me,” Minto continues. “But, I’m more concerned with the debt our children will be left with.”
She advises that she voted for Barack Obama in 2008, but does not plan to do so this election.
“We just can’t afford four more years,” she states.
The advertisement concludes with the required, “I’m Mitt Romney, and I approve this message.”
It is at this point that Marcavage said that he noted a “contribute” button, asking supporters to financially support Romney’s campaign for his beliefs regarding abortion and contraception.
“It is shameful enough that Mitt Romney wants to announce to the world that he approves of killing children and isn’t like those ‘extreme’ people who believe that life should be protected in all circumstances,” Marcavage said. “Now, he wants to go one step further and use his support for infanticide as a fundraising opportunity by asking people to donate to his campaign. Truly sickening.”
Earlier this year, the Campaign to Stop Stericycle had called upon Mitt Romney to withdraw from the presidential race over his pro-abortion views and his investment in the medical waste company Stericycle, which collects and incinerates aborted babies. It outlined that in November 1999, Romney’s financial group, Bain Capital, along with Madison Dearborn Partners, invested $75 million in the company, which is now not only the leading medical waste disposal service in the nation, but also the premier waste removal company used by abortionists.
“Mitt Romney and Bain Capital are responsible for assisting Stericycle in becoming the nation’s greatest ally to Planned Parenthood and leader in the destruction of aborted babies,” Marcavage stated, who endorses neither Romney or Obama. “They have pocketed nearly 50 million dollars in blood money from the burning of aborted babies, which Mitt Romney has never renounced. Romney’s past and present actions unequivocally show that he has and will continue to play an integral role in furthering the holocaust of the unborn. He cannot be trusted.”
Marcavage, who has stood for life with others outside of one of Stericycle’s largest incineration plants, located in Graham, North Carolina, said that it is very sobering to realize that the arms, legs and once beating hearts of unborn boys and girls are being burned to ash at the facility, as their lives are literally going up in smoke.
The Campaign to Stop Stericycle states that it has seen success in its efforts to stop the medical waste company from assisting abortionists. To date, two national trucking companies, Penske Truck Leasing, Inc. and Ryder System, Inc., have both prohibited Stericycle from using their leased trucks at abortion facilities. The campaign outlines that it believes if businesses would stop helping abortionists, their doors would close and lives would be saved.
Romney’s abortion advertisement is available on the candidate’s YouTube page and is airing on television stations in Virginia, Ohio and Wisconsin.