Politics

Mitt Romney's Miami Fundraiser Is at the Home of Man Who Makes "Abortive Pill"

Plan B is not actually an "abortion pill." It's an emergency contraceptive intended to be taken within three days after intercourse to prevent pregnancy. However, many Republicans aren't deterred from referring to it as a form of abortion. Mitt Romney, in fact, has referred to medicines like Plan B as an "abortive pill," and has fought against insurance companies being required to cover such pills.

Well, we told you yesterday that Romney is coming to Miami Beach next week for a $50,000 a plate fundraiser at the Star Island mega-mansion of Philip and Patricia Frost. Philip Frost just happens to be the chairman of the Board of Directors of Teva Pharmaceuticals, which -- what do you know? -- makes Plan B.


Think Progress was the first to point out the apparent hypocrisy, and highlighted a quote from the presumed Republican nominee from February in which he refers to medicines like Plan B as "abortive pills":

This same administration said that the churches and the institutions they run, such as schools and let's say adoption agencies, hospitals, that they have to provide for their employees free of charge, contraceptives, morning after pills, in other words abortive pills, and the like at no cost. Think what that does to people in faiths that do not share those views. This is a violation of conscience.
Frost's company also manufacturer the birth control product ParaGard.

So, hmm, Romney is against woman having easy access to contraceptives through their employer's health care program, but isn't against taking money from a man who has profited off of the sale of contraceptives and so-called "abortive pills."

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Kyle Munzenrieder