Alabama abortion law too extreme, Utah Sen. Mitt Romney says

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  • quackquack Park City, UT
    May 24, 2019 7:06 a.m.

    The right is so amazingly confused on these subjects, first they dont want sex ed in the classroom nor do they want contraceptives and they sure as heck don want to pay for government assistance yet they want these fetuses born....

  • DrGroovey Salt Lake City, UT
    May 21, 2019 7:26 p.m.

    It seems that Mitt's thinking is in line with what the LDS Church teaches. i would think most people in Utah would be in agreement with him.

  • dgw Clovis, CA
    May 21, 2019 5:24 p.m.

    I am always amazed how many comments complain about Mitt answering questions that are asked of him by the media! The comments seem to think that Mitt is going around, trying to get reporters publish his thoughts so that he can be heard, or so that he can be preparing to run for president, or some other personal reason.

    Get real; reporters ask him questions, and he answers them! The original reporters then publish his answers, and other reporters also publish his answers. (The reporters have a job to generate content!)

    Just because you don't like his answers, you shouldn't blame him for answering.

  • The Great Helmsman Salt Lake City, UT
    May 21, 2019 4:28 p.m.

    Here is something conservatives will never admit:

    Abortions took place before January 22, 1973. Often illegally and dangerously.

    If Roe v. Wade is overturned, abortions will still take place. Often illegally and dangerously.

  • banliberals Bountiful, UT
    May 21, 2019 1:16 p.m.

    For anyone who voted for Mitt and re now confused and don't know what they voted for?

    Mike Lee ........up here!

    Jimmy Carter
    Barack Obama
    John McCain........Down here!

    Mitt is down here!

  • imsmarterthanyou Salt Lake City, UT
    May 21, 2019 1:05 p.m.

    well mr romney is a democrat so telling other people far away how to live there lives is right up his alley.

  • UtahBlueDevil Alpine, UT
    May 20, 2019 7:12 p.m.

    Den Den - you do realize that Mitt's opinion on this is the same as Trumps? Do you hold the same opinion of the President too?

    I guess haters gotta hate..... the conservative party is eating itself from the inside. Dem's as well... but I don't care about them.

  • jeclar2006 Oceanside, CA
    May 20, 2019 6:33 p.m.

    dmcvey - Los Angeles, CA
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    That supposedly "small government" conservatives are so anxious to pass laws taking away women's bodily autonomy would be funny if it wasn't so horrifying.
    ---

    The GOP, including the so called 'libertarian' wing, has never been for 'small government'. Whether it was call for a nation wide ban on alcohol for common consumption, 'gay' marriage ban, or in the present case, ban on women's choices, all have required big government to effect these bans.

  • Herbert Gravy Salinas, CA
    May 20, 2019 5:36 p.m.

    An astuteness for the obvious.😀

  • utahmtnman Park City, UT
    May 20, 2019 3:59 p.m.

    Alabama Law--a different approach.

    Roe v. Wade allows reasonable access to abortions to the point of fetus viability outside the womb. The Alabama Law is founded on a different principle altogether--that life begins at conception. The Alabama law bestows "personhood"
    on the unborn. To abort a fetus, which they say is an unborn child, robs that child of its rights as a person. That is why there is no rape or incest exception; it invalidates the premise on which the law is based--that the fetus is a person with rights. The Alabama law assumes the only unwanted pregnancy, other than when the mother's health is in peril, will end in adoption.

  • jsf Centerville, UT
    May 20, 2019 3:29 p.m.

    An interesting point was made by Dan Bongino today.

    He pointed out that the liberal media, and liberal politicians are saying that men have no right to decide laws regarding abortions. I think most liberals here would agree.

    He then pointed out the Roe vs. Wade decision was made by 9 men. There were no women on the supreme court. As for that Alabama law, it was sponsored and brought to the floor by a woman, and it was signed into law by a woman.

    So if women are the only ones that have a right to vote for or against abortion, then Roe vs. Wade is out and Alabama law is in.

  • Stenodude7174 St. Louis, MO
    May 20, 2019 3:11 p.m.

    ERB - Stenodude, "yes maybe 1% is what I’m talking about. That is still tens of thousands of full term abortions a year."

    Oh, no you don't. No-one's talking about "full term" abortions. A "late term" abortion is one that occurs after 21 weeks . . well before you could reasonably call it "full term." How many women carry a healthy fetus until it's about time to give birth and then decide "Yeah, change of plans . . kill this thing!" That's basically not a thing, and has nothing to do with the vast, VAST majority of women who find themselves considering terminating a pregnancy.

    Out of the Blue @Stenodude7174 "I agree that those abortions are rare, my question is why have them?"

    Well, why do you think? Is it just a change of heart in most cases? Or is it more likely that problems have been found with the baby in regards to its viability? I'd argue, like I did above, that very, very few women are carrying around a baby for 20+ weeks, intending to give birth, and then deciding, for no specific reason, to end it. I'm not willing to restrict the rights of all women for those few that make such choices.

  • jsf Centerville, UT
    May 20, 2019 2:25 p.m.

    @JS - He says "but strongly object to providing for the disenfranchised child and family after birth."

    First, please provide evidence of your opinion.

    Second as a proponent of your opinion about Republicans, you support the execution of the unborn because they might end up disenfranchised as a child or in a family?

    Margaret Sanger had this same opinion in developing policies. She felt that the poor should be sterilized and held in Labor camps so they could not infect their poverty on the higher genetic elites. Do you really feel that abortion will eliminate poverty?

    Democrats tell us they support diversity, but they support an abortion policy that disproportionally is pushed in black, Hispanic, and poor populations. The black percentage of population in America is slowly decreasing, and it can be attributed to the disproportional abortion rate among blacks.

    The abortion debate is really a backdoor support of the Eugenic policies of liberal progressives.

  • CB Salt Lake City, UT
    May 20, 2019 2:00 p.m.

    Everyone is so into 'women's rights....how many of those abortions are or would become
    "women", 30 of those 60+ million?

  • jeclar2006 Oceanside, CA
    May 20, 2019 1:34 p.m.

    Yuge Opportunity Here - Mapleton, UT
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    Alabama doesn't much care what Mitt Romney thinks.

    And Mitt probably should stay out of state politics, anyway. He's a federal elected official.
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    And by extension the state should stay out of a private decision of a woman to carry a pregnancy to term.

    There are already sufficient controls on abortion to disallow termination of a pregnancy late, 90% of all abortions occur within 13 weeks, and less that 2% are beyond 21 weeks. In the later case, it is usually due to the potential health of the mother, or the fetus is determined to be severely deformed, and often not viable.

    If men don't what to have children, then take preventative measures, or just not have sex with women, until finding one who wants to have a family.

    It is very simple for a man to make such a choice.

  • Ender Salt Lake City, UT
    May 20, 2019 1:29 p.m.

    Men and women have a choice to engage in an act that might result in a baby. An abortion isn't a choice, it's an avoidance of consequences.

    BUT Mitt is right, if the woman is robbed of her choice at the time of inception by rape or incest, she should have the choice for abortion, maintaining her agency.

    Well done, Mitt. Yet again, I'm proud of my vote!

  • cookie monster Madison, MS
    May 20, 2019 1:25 p.m.

    @ Jane B.

    Are you serious when you say 916 is an outstanding number of former prosecutors that can't be ignored....Do you have any idea how many former prosecutors there are in the country?

    According to the BJS there are over 2300 prosecutor offices in the U.S.....that is just the number of offices, each office having many prosecutors and all they were able to cobble together was 916 former prosecutors. There are going to be more former prosecutors out there then current prosecutors thus by extrapolation the 916 is a small number compared to the whole. I don't have time to look up the exact number but let's be real here in a country pretty evenly divided over trump is should be easy to get 50% (even more according to democrats) of a former prosecutors to sign on against Trump........and all they could get was 916....

    they aren't fooling anyone that is being honest with themselves and others.

  • ERB Eagle Mountain, UT
    May 20, 2019 1:00 p.m.

    Stenodude, yes maybe 1% is what I’m talking about. That is still tens of thousands of full term abortions a year.

  • sharrona layton, UT
    May 20, 2019 12:29 p.m.

    The sanctity of life , the centerpiece of an American conservatism which has at its core Christianity.
    "For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth (Psalm 139:13-15 NIV). "babies are humans too"

  • J. Smith Salt Lake City, UT
    May 20, 2019 12:23 p.m.

    What I find repugnant is the Republicans and far right religious cabal want to save the unborn fetus but strongly object to providing for the disenfranchised child and family after birth. To me that is absolutely contrary to what their religious leader says about taking care of the poor, hungry and meek of the world. The hypocrisy is beyond astounding.......

  • jsf Centerville, UT
    May 20, 2019 10:58 a.m.

    "That is simply not true, according to 916 former federal prosecutors who worked for both R and D presidents that signed a letter saying there IS full evidence of multiple counts of obstruction "

    But the lead investigator, Mueller, that looked at the all the evidence, and the exculpatory evidence that the 916 did not look at, failed to even recommend prosecution for obstruction. The 916 did not look at the facts.

    OJ was not convicted of a crime because the jury evaluated the evidence presented. He did not get convicted by the millions who clearly saw he was guilty.

    Mueller's report need not be more than a couple of paragraphs. Mueller wanted to convict Trump in the public theater because he did not have the evidence to convict. And that is what anyone calling Trump guilty of obstruction is doing. Convicting him without any evidence. What is the exculpatory evidence Mueller failed to include in his report?

    Weisman has had numerous cases reversed because he hid exculpatory evidence. What is your excuse for not looking and providing the exculpatory evidence?

  • JaneB Wilsonville, OR
    May 20, 2019 10:51 a.m.

    Flashback, I don't know how to help you. It's all right there in the report. For starters, read it. 10-11 instances of obstruction. Mueller did not indict because of DOJ policy, and specifically left it to congress to take up. Mueller is not corrupt, or angry, or biased. He did his job.

    I find it quite amusing that you call "bunk" on 916 professionals, who prosecuted cases just like this. People who worked for both republicans and democrats. It's an astonishing number that cannot be dismissed.

    You've got to take off your Trump glasses and see reality.

  • UtahBlueDevil Alpine, UT
    May 20, 2019 10:49 a.m.

    What to you all think Romney should do. If he is asked a question about his position, he should respond "not happening in Utah so I have no comment"? Your protestation about him commenting is bizarre at best.

    Secondly, I see a lot of people who will pound fist on how opposed to abortion they are, taking the high moral ground on the issue.... but if they are so passionate, what have they actually done ? In real terms, to make the decision for some person to go ahead and take the baby to term, then either raise the child themselves or help with finding the child a home. I see very few families taking in the kids today who are in foster care, less alone offering to take in a child themselves.

    If you are so passionate.... do more than just tell people how immoral they are and how moral you are. Do something to make that decision easy. It's real easy to tell others what to do... its something totally different to actually get engaged and try to help solve the problem. Thousands of kids are without homes... thousands

  • Yuge Opportunity Here Mapleton, UT
    May 20, 2019 10:18 a.m.

    Alabama doesn't much care what Mitt Romney thinks.

    And Mitt probably should stay out of state politics, anyway. He's a federal elected official.

  • Out of the Blue Layton, UT
    May 20, 2019 10:15 a.m.

    @Stenodude7174

    I agree that those abortions are rare, my question is why have them? Why can't we at least agree on that? That is like someone defending the Magnesium plant on the Great Salt Lake because they don't want excessive environmental regulations harming business.

  • Flashback Kearns, UT
    May 20, 2019 10:14 a.m.

    JaneB, nice try.

    All those former Federal Prosecutors is bunk. Not a one of them, were they still in their jobs and Federal Prosecutors would prosecute Trump for Obstruction. They know they wouldn't have a prayer of winning the case.

    But since they are out of office, they can spout whatever they want. There are no repercussions for them spouting now. And they can give their opinion all they want. Doesn't mean that they are correct in their assumptions.

  • omahahusker Modesto, CA
    May 20, 2019 10:08 a.m.

    Reading from afar, it seems Mitt is not well liked by most DN readers. However DN will cover his comments more than the Nat'l Media because he represents Utah. Hats off to DN to keep the Utah voters informed.

  • marxist Salt Lake City, UT
    May 20, 2019 9:47 a.m.

    @SGU "falsely claiming she was raped by an unknown assailant"

    Wives can and are raped by their husbands!!

  • esodije ALBUQUERQUE, NM
    May 20, 2019 9:22 a.m.

    I don’t see how anyone can consider the Alabama bill any more extreme than a law specifically allowing abortions “up to and including the moment of birth.” I myself would always favor an exception for rape (including statutory rape, which would also cover most pregnancies resulting from incest), but I understand the frustration with “go along to get along” Republicans who never take a real stand on any cultural issue.

  • Stenodude7174 St. Louis, MO
    May 20, 2019 9:06 a.m.

    @ERB - "I still don’t get how any human can want abortion on demand. The worst is the current Democratic candidates who have come out saying they want babies who survived botched abortions to be killed."

    Conservatives love to drill down on the most gruesome abortions, or "late-term" abortions, which are hardly even a thing. About 1% of abortions occur after the halfway point of a pregnancy. Reality is that the vast, vast majority are very early on and requested by women/girls who have no reliable means of caring for a baby. At least be honest in your arguments.

    @Aggielove - "Would god allow a women to become pregnant if it wasn’t his desire for that spirit to come to earth with that mother?"

    This kind of simplistic argument just makes me shake my head. Yes, god meant for some girl to be raped and bear the resulting child. It's a true blessing! God meant for a 14-year-old to be taken advantage of by her older boyfriend and abandoned. All part of "The Plan"!

  • Flashback Kearns, UT
    May 20, 2019 9:05 a.m.

    Alabama's position is extreme.

    Even the Church Formerly Known as Mormon allows an abortion exception for rape and incest. Of course they say counseling with Doctors and Religious leaders would be part of the process.

    Mitt is exactly correct.

  • dmcvey Los Angeles, CA
    May 20, 2019 9:04 a.m.

    That supposedly "small government" conservatives are so anxious to pass laws taking away women's bodily autonomy would be funny if it wasn't so horrifying.

  • JaneB Wilsonville, OR
    May 20, 2019 9:02 a.m.

    Mitt Romney has never been so wrong about anything in his political career. He said there is not enough elements in the Mueller report to prove obstruction? That is simply not true, according to 916 former federal prosecutors who worked for both R and D presidents that signed a letter saying there IS full evidence of multiple counts of obstruction of justice in the Mueller report, and if he were not president he would be indicted.

    Mueller showed 11 obstruction of justice instances, and gross abuse of power. Justin Amish is 100% correct on everything he wrote on Sat.

    Romney was sent to DC to speak the truth about Trump. But now he's cowering like all the rest. It's a very sad day for America that only one single GOP leader is willing to stand up and say the truth.

  • ottocrat , UT
    May 20, 2019 8:50 a.m.

    Senator Romney appears not to appreciate the shift in the Republican party to the (so-called) religious right; affiliated white nationalist movements, and the process for the nation that they seek. The religious right is against all non-abstinence based birth control methods and all abortion, no matter the reason. To say otherwise is disingenuous at best and does not comport with reality. That is what is coming in our country; along with the total removal of governmental supports for those women who would have sought to end their unwanted pregnancy, the children that they will be literally forced to bear, and society writ large.

    The religious right is as zealous as any fundamentalist Abrahamic sect on this earth; and will- with their militant white nationalist brethren and "constitutionalist" allies in Congress and the Executive, likely succeed at their aims if those in power fail to confront them in fully. Half measures will not do. Senator Romney, pray you understand that there is no such thing as "religious right lite". Tacit support is still support.

  • Moderate Salt Lake City, UT
    May 20, 2019 8:43 a.m.

    Peter1 - North Salt Lake, UT "looking at a nation that has had 60 million abortions in the last 48 years we cannot say we are a Godly people"
    Were we a Godly people before Roe v Wade? The abortion rate was never zero in this country, nor will it ever be.

  • 4601 Salt Lake City, UT
    May 20, 2019 8:34 a.m.

    Considering all of the candidates for the next election and the current chief executive, Romney should be our president.

  • Applelovernow Henderson, NV
    May 20, 2019 8:16 a.m.

    Thanks Romney for being a voice of reason. Utah elected you by a large majority. The majority comments here seem to reflect one of those ‘wings’ he referred to. Seriously, how can anyone support forcing a 12 year old to bare a child when she has already been traumatized by rape? The Alabama law is a set up.

  • strate taukr Bountiful, UT
    May 20, 2019 7:56 a.m.

    Why does Mr. Romney seem to put his feet in his mouth?

  • Peter1 North Salt Lake, UT
    May 20, 2019 7:55 a.m.

    There is the day after pill which stops fetal growth. A woman can take that right after a rape.
    Please know abortion is not a simple topic.

    But, looking at a nation that has had 60 million abortions in the last 48 years we cannot say we are a Godly people with numbers like that. Especially when we fund it with Planned Parenthood.

  • ConradGurch Salt Lake City, Utah
    May 20, 2019 7:46 a.m.

    Great job Mitt! Thanks for thinking for yourself.

  • Laura Bilington Maple Valley, WA
    May 20, 2019 7:41 a.m.

    I chuckle at the DN readers who blast Mitt for commenting on the legislative antics in Alabama.

    When Mike Lee opens his mouth to comment on something--and the DN immediately runs a lead article, "Senator Lee says blah, blah, blah", these same readers give it favorable comments.

    Hey, if you're going to accuse one politician of grandstanding, could you at least be consistent?

  • ERB Eagle Mountain, UT
    May 20, 2019 7:36 a.m.

    Shuzzie,???? What are you talking about? Republicans are vilified for saying All lives matter. It’s only en vogue if you say black lives matter. I still don’t get how any human can want abortion on demand. The worst is the current Democratic candidates who have come out saying they want babies who survived botched abortions to be killed. And you say we don’t care about life???

  • 1covey Salt Lake City, UT
    May 20, 2019 7:36 a.m.

    I have been critical of Romney in the past and still believe he is somewhat unrealistic in his view of Trumpian politics. Mitt, along with others is too uncritically accepting of the Mueller report, for one instance. But, his view considering that there are some occasions in which abortion may be necessary reflect good sense. The mother's life is an important consideration; rape and incest as well - the woman's free agency was violated; undesirable genetic material transmitted affecting the fetus. Note that under Mosaic law, a rapist was stoned to death.

  • Aggielove Caldwell, ID
    May 20, 2019 7:33 a.m.

    Would god allow a women to become pregnant if it wasn’t his desire for that spirit to come to earth with that mother?

  • ERB Eagle Mountain, UT
    May 20, 2019 7:30 a.m.

    Mitt, Conservative states are fighting back against the Left. Why aren’t you?

  • Den Den West Jordan, UT
    May 20, 2019 7:00 a.m.

    He's a lone island and offers no support for his party. He's not the POTUS...his opinions are just that.

    Mitt must go!

  • Red Smith , 00
    May 20, 2019 6:53 a.m.

    Where's Utah's pro-life abortion law?

    It's nice to criticize, but where's Utah's law protecting the life of people in the womb?

  • SGU84770 St. George, UT
    May 20, 2019 6:46 a.m.

    I wish Romney would have elaborated on why he feels the innocent child should be killed due to the wrongful act of the rapist. Also, if the rape exception is allowed, what level of proof is required to qualify for the exception? For example, if a woman goes to a doctor during the 15th week of pregnancy, and requests an abortion, falsely claiming she was raped by an unknown assailant, resulting in the pregnancy, is the doctor required to make any inquiry? If so, what level? If not, the exception can be fraudulently used at will. Requiring a police report to qualify? The woman can simply report the "rape" the week before the doctor visit.

  • unrepentant progressive Bozeman, MT
    May 20, 2019 6:44 a.m.

    I am no particular fan of the Junior Senator from Utah. And maybe even should not comment on his positions. However, he is one of one hundred that seem to control the destiny of the nation.

    Well, there is one person who does control the future even more importantly than Romney, and that is President Trump. As this is so, particularly with the debate over abortion, this comments leaps out at the thinking person: "Trumps got many warts but at least you know where he’s at".

    Given Mr Trumps many flip-flops and mis-statements of truth, how can this comment possibly be considered even remotely worthy of print? And besides calling his business failures, his marriage failures and his many, many ethical/moral failures "warts" has got to be the understatement of the year.

    Senator Romney is not of my taste. However, he is relatively consistent. He is relatively moral and ethical to a point. He has never bankrupted his own business, ended his marriage nor unfaithful to his vows. Utah elected him by great margins, you knew what you were getting.

  • UtahBlueDevil Alpine, UT
    May 20, 2019 5:27 a.m.

    @Pugman, Matman, bamafone....

    "As most people know, and for those who would like to know, I am strongly Pro-Life, with the three exceptions - Rape, Incest and protecting the Life of the mother - the same position taken by Ronald Reagan. ...."

    Tweet by Donald Trump yesterday

    So if Romney's same position makes him not conservative enough for some, what does this do for Trump, who holds the same position.

  • Shuzzie53 , 00
    May 20, 2019 1:15 a.m.

    Republicans are pro-life until the baby is born.

  • poyman Draper, UT
    May 19, 2019 11:27 p.m.

    Just stop it Mitt... You don't need to be in the middle of everything and if you continue to target conservative positions with your comments then maybe you should consider either switching parties or moving back to Massachusetts.

  • NeilT Harrisville, UT
    May 19, 2019 9:07 p.m.

    There is nothing wrong with changing positions on an issue. It means Mitt can think for himself as opposed to toeing the party line as some would have him do.

  • Thomas Paine South Jordan, UT
    May 19, 2019 7:00 p.m.

    @Pugman - Tremonton, UT
    "Romney showing his true liberal colors"
    How? Frankly, Romney is showing that he's very conservative. He's following the same exceptions to abortions that the most conservatives have.

  • Miss Piggie Springville, UT
    May 19, 2019 6:36 p.m.

    If it's rape or incest, the "abortion" can be completed just after inception. No need to wait til there's a formed fetus.

  • bemorefair , 00
    May 19, 2019 5:52 p.m.

    Pretty funny to see people in these comments trying to label Mitt Romney "liberal" for suggesting there ought to be exceptions for rape and incest. Laughably absurd takes.

  • Jefferson, Thomas Bluffdale, UT
    May 19, 2019 5:35 p.m.

    very hard to warm up to Mitt. Trumps got many warts but at least you know where he’s at. From one day or issue to the next it’s hard to tell what Mitt is going to say or do. hard to know what his core is

  • Frozen Fractals Salt Lake City, UT
    May 19, 2019 5:25 p.m.

    Relative to the mainstream Utah position (i.e. the LDS church's position) the Alabama law goes too far. Why would anyone be surprised by a Utah politician thinking the same?

  • Jim Chee Lahaina, HI
    May 19, 2019 5:16 p.m.

    It awkward to watch conservative legislators set criteria limiting women from seeking abortion from threatening prosecution of the doctors pledged to help and not the woman seeking help. This is easily explained because to prosecuted the woman would be the political death call by the legislator who votes for such legislation. Republican woman many support the anti-abortion movement as long as the woman is not treated the same as her doctor.

    However, from a physiological, medical perspective, much of the dialog focus on "fetal heart beat" which doesn't occur until an anatomical heart and circulatory system are in place and doesn't exist within the time limits specified in the legislation. This allows the laws to be set earlier than when the heart actually develops.

    Now Mitt Romney enters the fray with a typical political position that is reflected in the majority of Americans supporting a woman's right to choose with some exception. Although Romney may buy into some of the anti-abortion rhetoric about numbers of women seeking abortions and third trimester abortions, he understands the need to help women undergoing trauma in these situations which take them to seeking an abortion.

  • intrinsicrewards Salem, VA
    May 19, 2019 5:05 p.m.

    Sadly, Romney, from the great state of Utah, is far more critical of almost all conservative positions than those taken by the fringe left. If I were Trump I would call him "Milquetoast Mitt". A particular scripture comes to mind..something about spewing.

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    May 19, 2019 5:02 p.m.

    Too bad that Massachusetts now has three liberal senators while only one conservative senator from Utah balances them out.

    Every day it is more clear that Mitt really wants to be president, not a good senator for Utah.

    Fool me once...

  • bamafone Salem, UT
    May 19, 2019 4:54 p.m.

    Earlier in his life, Mitt supported the right to abortion. Not much has changed. He is very liberal minded and it is beginning to show forth.

  • Mainly Me Werribee, 00
    May 19, 2019 4:37 p.m.

    Mitt, just concentrate on Utah and stop looking for sound bites that get you attention.

  • Pugman Tremonton, UT
    May 19, 2019 4:22 p.m.

    Romney showing his true liberal colors

  • majmajor Layton, UT
    May 19, 2019 4:21 p.m.

    As usual, Mitt is spot on.

    The extremists in almost all issues are wrong. Don't care if they are the 5% on the right or the 5% on the left. Alabama's and similar laws are actually doing more to push the population into the opposite direction.

    The Alabama abortion law is an exercise in wasting time, effort, and spending money on lawyers (who will make bank). It will easily be struck down by the courts.

  • matman Provo, UT
    May 19, 2019 4:12 p.m.

    Here we go again. Glad he didn't win when he ran.

  • deseret pete Springville, UT
    May 19, 2019 3:56 p.m.

    Romney is right in all cases here. Going to extremes will only result in endless litigation on either side and the unborn will continue to be the loser. -- He is right on China as is Trump.
    As far as the mueller report goes, it is finished --- The Dems hopes were dashed and can't let go just as they were when Hillary didn't get elected. For which I thank God and those who voted for Trump.

  • junkgeek Agua Dulce, TX
    May 19, 2019 3:43 p.m.

    Romney is the brightest light in the Utah delegation in Washington.

  • slackoff green river, WY
    May 19, 2019 2:46 p.m.

    Why doesnt he just announce now he is running for president. He is pandering for votes already among the voters and the press

  • Utah Girl Chronicles Eagle Mountain, UT
    May 19, 2019 2:39 p.m.

    "I just don’t think there is the full element you need to prove an obstruction of justice case. I don’t think a prosecutor would actually look at this and say you have here all the elements to get this to a conviction."

    Romney said "I'm sickened" when the Mueller report was released. Romney is now getting blasted by conservatives for disagreeing with the Alabama abortion law and by liberals for disagreeing with Justin Amash on impeachment.

    Great job, Mitt.

  • Golden Rules Okay, OK
    May 19, 2019 2:32 p.m.

    Since these new laws prosecute the doctor who performs the abortion, not the woman who seeks it, it makes me wonder if the intent is to require doctors to go to extreme lengths to perpetuate the life of unwanted but viable fetuses. When you take into account the technological advances that show fetuses able to survive as early as 22 weeks (although sometimes just to spend a lifetime on life support) I wonder if that is where this is headed.

  • cjd1 Draper, UT
    May 19, 2019 2:19 p.m.

    Hey Romney you are Senator for Utah. Stay focused and do something for us.

  • JaneB Wilsonville, OR
    May 19, 2019 2:07 p.m.

    Romney is right, and it's obvious why. Most Americans understand that abortion needs to be an option in some cases. The right likes to think that the left is out there wanting to kill babies. The left likes to think that the right wants to control women's bodies. Neither are true. These extremes on both the right and left are counterproductive and depressing.

    On a side note, Romney disappointed me on the question of impeachment. He should have stood with Amish.