Just when I thought I could not dislike Mitt Romney anymore than I already did, he makes a pathetic misogynistic move to earn my utter contempt. This week, Romney told Faux News that he would support a “personhood” constitutional amendment, thus earning him this week’s BWA.
For those TSM readers that are not already aware of how dangerous and misogynistic the proposed “personhood” idea is, allow me to explain. The anti-woman, anti-choice folks are trying to give a fertilized human egg the status of a legal person, calling the egg “personhood”. “Personhood” would also effectively ban IUDs, the morning-after pill, in-vitro fertilization, and all abortions; there are no exceptions for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest or in cases where the life of a woman is at stake. Basically, “personhood” would overturn Roe v. Wade.
Let us not forget the connection between misogyny and homophobia. Romney is on record stating he is against marriage equality, civil unions, domestic partnerships, the repeal of DADT, and wants to use tax dollars to defend DOMA. These are not the qualities for the leader of the “free” world.