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Mitt Romney's Miami Fundraiser Is at the Home of Man Who Makes "Abortive Pill"

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Plan B is not actually an "abortion pill." It's an emergency contraceptive intended to be taken within three days after intercourse to prevent pregnancy. However, many Republicans aren't deterred from referring to it as a form of abortion. Mitt Romney, in fact, has referred to medicines like Plan B as an "abortive pill," and has fought against insurance companies being required to cover such pills.

Well, we told you yesterday that Romney is coming to Miami Beach next week for a $50,000 a plate fundraiser at the Star Island mega-mansion of Philip and Patricia Frost. Philip Frost just happens to be the chairman of the Board of Directors of Teva Pharmaceuticals, which -- what do you know? -- makes Plan B.

Think Progress was the first to point out the apparent hypocrisy, and highlighted a quote from the presumed Republican nominee from February in which he refers to medicines like Plan B as "abortive pills":
This same administration said that the churches and the institutions they run, such as schools and let's say adoption agencies, hospitals, that they have to provide for their employees free of charge, contraceptives, morning after pills, in other words abortive pills, and the like at no cost. Think what that does to people in faiths that do not share those views. This is a violation of conscience.
Frost's company also manufacturer the birth control product ParaGard.

So, hmm, Romney is against woman having easy access to contraceptives through their employer's health care program, but isn't against taking money from a man who has profited off of the sale of contraceptives and so-called "abortive pills."

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Drake Mallard
Drake Mallard

 Everywhere you look, Republican men are leading an all out assault on American women.These conservatives are really something, aren't they? They are all in favor of the unborn, they will do anything for the unborn, but once you're born, you're on your own! Pro-life conservatives are obsessed with the fetus from conception to nine months. After that they don't want to know about you, they don't want to hear from you Oh yes and "let a baby be born" to a mother who cannot care for it or someone who does not want it and then whose responsibility is it? YoursThe conservative position SHOULD be to cover birth control so as to lower abortion rates.

Gualberto
Gualberto

From Plan B's website:"Plan B One-Step is believed to act as an emergency contraceptive principally bypreventing ovulation or fertilization (by altering tubal transport of sperm and/or ova). In addition, it may inhibit implantation (by altering the endometrium)."Implantation of what?  Of an embryo, of course.  In other words, it is an abortion causing pill.It is only by changing the definition of abortion and pregnancy that you and Plan B promoters can say it is not an abortion pill.  Welcome to 1984.

Rac
Rac

business as usual in the USA

Bebep
Bebep

Go raise your children and have a happy life.

After that stay the fuck out of everyone else's lives. See how easy that works?

seep
seep

It's not a viable pregnancy until implantation happens.  Everybody knows this.  Everybody but Guadalberto.

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