Yes, it’s true. In 2005, Mitt Romney recognized that Plan B can operate to take the life of a living human being: “I vetoed a bill that the Legislature forwarded to my desk,” Romney wrote in a Boston Globe op-ed. “Though described by its sponsors as a measure relating to contraception, there is more to it than that. The bill does not involve only the prevention of conception: The drug it authorizes would also terminate life after conception.”
Contrast that with what Ron Paul said in a recent CNN interview with Pierce Morgan. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/02/07/ron-pauls-curious-position-on-abortion-in-cases-of-rape/
When he was asked whether he thought that, if one of his daughters or granddaughters were raped and impregnated, she should have to carry the baby to term, Ron Paul said:
“No. If it’s an honest rape, that individual should go immediately to the emergency room. I would give them a shot of estrogen or give them…”
Pierce Morgan, who seemed to understand that Plan B can operate to end the life of an unborn baby challenged him — “You would allow them to abort the baby?”
Ron Paul replied, “It is absolutely in limbo, because an hour after intercourse or a day afterwards, there is no legal or medical problem. If you talk about somebody coming in and they say, well, I was raped and I’m seven months pregnant and I don’t want to have anything to do with it, it’s a little bit different story.”
Again, Morgan pressed him: “Life doesn’t begin at conception?”, to which Paul replied, “Life does begin at conception.” Morgan properly concluded: “Then you would be taking a life.”
Ron Paul’s response is shocking — “Well, you don’t know if you’re taking a life either, because this is an area that is — but to decide everything about abortion and respect for life on this one very, very theoretical condition, where there may have been a life or not a life.” This same rational would allow anyone to shoot a gun in the dark because “you don’t know if you’re taking a life . . . , there may have been a life or not a life.” WOW!
So, to recap: Romney vetoed a bill as the Governor of Massachusetts which forced Catholic Hospitals to provide Plan B to rape victims. Ron Paul would have given Plan B to his own daughter and/or granddaughter.