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TMZ: Tagg Romney signed abortion clause for surrogate birth; lefties gleeful


Romney's son signed 'abortion' clause in surrogates birth contract….Their excuse? They forgot to take the clause out. Lie? Truth?

— Harvey Levin (@HarveyLevinTMZ) September 21, 2012

This past May, Mitt Romney’s son and daughter-in-law welcomed twins via surrogate birth. Today, TMZ is reporting that the Gestational Carrier Agreement they signed in July 2011 contained a provision for the surrogate to abort if she felt her health or well-being was at risk. Additionally, TMZ reports that the relevant clause contains provisions for the biological parents choosing to abort:

Paragraph 13 goes on:”In the event the child is determined to be physiologically, genetically or chromosomally abnormal, the decision to abort or not to abort is to be made by the intended parents.  In such a case the surrogate agrees to abort, or not to abort, in accordance with the intended parents’ decision.” And there’s another relevant provision in Paragraph 13: “Any decision to abort because of potential harm to the child, or to reduce the number of fetuses, is to be made by the intended parents.”

Now for the stupid mistake.  We’ve learned Tagg chose the same surrogate in 2009, who gave birth to a boy.   Attorney Bill Handel — a nationally-known expert in surrogacy law who put the deal together between Tagg and the surrogate — tells TMZ when the 2009 contract was drafted there was no Paragraph 13 providing for abortion because Tagg and his wife didn’t want it.Handel says in 2011, when the second contract was being drafted, everyone involved “just forgot” to remove Paragraph 13.  Handel says, “No one noticed.  What can I say?”

TMZ also asserts that “sources connected with Mitt Romney” said that Romney covered some of the costs associated with the contract. The geniuses at TMZ put two and two together and came to the bombshell conclusion that Romney, in spite of his pro-life stance, secretly favors abortion.

Now that the story has broken, pro-abortion lefties and Romney-haters couldn’t be happier:

Delicious==>MITT ROMNEY'S SON Signed 'Abortion' Clause In Surrogate Birth Contract http://t.co/2uFll4ca #tcot #p2 #topprog

— AnnRandCoulter (@AnnRandRomney) September 21, 2012


Mitt Romney claims abortion is only okay in cases of rape, incest AND when it involves his family member's right to choose.

— Global Grind (@GlobalGrind) September 21, 2012

@BarackOabama Mitt Romney's Son Was OK With Abortion? http://t.co/en3k6TDT

— Perez Hilton (@PerezHilton) September 21, 2012

Why it Matters that Tagg Romney's Surrogacy Agreement Was Pro-Choice http://t.co/Z6xlx8jh

— Jezebel (@Jezebel) September 21, 2012

It's OK for rich people. Just not you. Mitt Romney's Son Tagg Signed 'Abortion' Clause in His Surrogate Birth Contract http://t.co/cCGjGeJR

— Steve Weinstein (@steveweinstein) September 21, 2012

Mitt Romney signs off on Son's surrogate Abortion http://t.co/mcDhqr5N This guy is a fountain of hypocrisy. Love it!

— Beth Donahue-Weedman (@bdonahueweedman) September 21, 2012

So in the Romney household a life is a life unless they decide it's not…http://t.co/zhWFtfR3

— Barbara Vaclavik (@TearfulTellall) September 21, 2012


For the Romneys, abortion is bad. Unless you have the scratch to hire a women to give birth for you http://t.co/r2V6kxuE

— Buh Bye GOP (@BuhByeGOP) September 21, 2012


*sigh* this hypocrisy is killing me lol.. Mitt Romney's Son Signed 'Abortion' Clause In Surrogate Birth Contract –http://t.co/c3D3QiwR

— Jess ♡ (@PerfectVerse) September 21, 2012


Tagg Romney & his abortion clause, Cheney & his gay daughter-why Republicans continue to support laws that hurt their love ones is beyond me

— Nicole Matthews (@nicolematthews) September 21, 2012

Soooo apparently Romney signed off on his son's surrogate's right to have an abortion…interesting

— The Definition of it (@adrie_d) September 21, 2012

Wow. Just….wow. RT @steveweinstein Romney's Son Tagg Signed 'Abortion' Clause in His Surrogate Birth Contract http://t.co/BzyF3A5c

— Scandalous Hussy (@ScandalousHussy) September 21, 2012

Hypocrite. RT @TMZ: Earlier: Mitt Romney's Son Tagg Signed 'Abortion' Clause in His Surrogate Birth Contract http://t.co/Zw6F6YGB

— Gabriella (@Cold_Patron) September 21, 2012

Lmao RT @TMZ: Earlier: Mitt Romney's Son Tagg Signed 'Abortion' Clause in His Surrogate Birth Contract http://t.co/YjEDbfxP

— dr. dre (@worminmyvein) September 21, 2012

Lest you think everyone resorted to their basest behavior, one charming Twitterer managed to elevate the discourse:

#InMyImaginaryWorld Mitt Romney's mom had an abortion

— Barbara A (@blyarnold) September 21, 2012


Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/09/21/tmz-tagg-romney-signed-abortion-clause-for-surrogate-birth-lefties-cant-contain-their-glee/

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