Obama: Don’t Get Romnesia and Forget Mitt Opposes Abortion

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Oct 19, 2012   |   3:33PM   |   Washington, DC

President Barack Obama went after Mitt Romney in a Virginia speech today on the subject of abortion — telling them not to get “Romnesia” and forget Romney opposes abortion.

Obama spoke at George Mason University in northern Virginia, a key battleground in the election. He said Romney wants to take the country to policies more suited to the 1950s

“If you say you’ll protect a woman’s right to choose but you say you’d be ‘delighted’ to sign a law outlawing it, you’ve got Romnesia,” he said. “If you say women should have access to contraceptive care but you support laws that would let employers deny it, you’ve got Romnesia.”

Obama joked that: “If you come down with a case of Romnesia … here’s the good news: Obamacare covers pre-existing conditions. We can fix you up. We’ve got a cure.”



Campaigning in Virginia in 2008, candidate Obama denounced ‘name-calling’ and ‘Internet rumors’ — though he seemed to prefer using names today.

Pro-life attorney David French responded to the campaigning and talked about why Obama appears to be obsessed with the issue of abortion.

The president’s recent emphasis on abortion — including the ad below, the Planned Parenthood president’s joining him on the campaign trail, and Joe Biden’s heartfelt declaration that all women should be entitled to “every single solitary operation” — tells me three things:

1. Either the president feels the need to shore up his cultural base, or he truly thinks undecided women have been waiting to see who liked abortion the most;

2. If a Republican launched a similar base-focused blitz three weeks before the election, the MSM would see that as an unmistakable sign of trouble; and

3. The MSM likely won’t report the signs of trouble because they are in part the base that’s being reassured.

Those few Evangelicals who are still on the fence about Mitt Romney (usually the younger, more “progressive” set) should now have no illusions: An Obama victory at this point would not only reelect the most pro-abortion president in American history, it would convince Democrats that abortion is a winning issue and will only solidify their commitment to preserving abortion rights and expanding access.