TYT Now: The Abortion Mitt Romney Stopped Mentioning

Mitt Romney used to tout his pro-life bona fides by relaying the story about a family friend of his who died in 1963 from an infection due to an illegal abortion. In a 1994 debate he offered, "On the idea of 'multiple-choice,' I have to

Mitt Romney used to tout his pro-life bona fides by relaying the story about a family friend of his who died in 1963 from an infection due to an illegal abortion.

In a 1994 debate he offered, "On the idea of 'multiple-choice,' I have to respond. I have my own beliefs, and those beliefs are very dear to me. One of them is that I do not impose my beliefs on other people. Many, many years ago, I had a dear, close family relative that was very close to me who passed away from an illegal abortion. It is since that time that my mother and my family have been committed to the belief that we can believe as we want, but we will not force our beliefs on others on that matter. And you will not see me wavering on that."

Well, he did waver from that. Luckily, Justin Elliot from Salon.com did a story about that "family relative" Romney has stopped talking about. This week on TYT Now we talk to Elliot about his story.

Below is the whole show from this week. We talk about President Obama having the audacity to put the wars on the books so it looks like he single-handedly spiked the deficit. And wages. And the lack thereof. And I talk about why Congress and this Congress specifically has earned our hate.

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I write for Fast Company, The Atlantic, Mother Jones and LA Weekly among many (many) others. My weekly column is syndicated in these things called "newspapers," which are analog blogs 80-year-olds seem to enjoy.

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