It Looks Like We’ve Discovered Gloria Allred’s Romney-Bashing October Surprise

On Friday Drudge teased that far left sensationalist Gloria Allred was about to drop a bomb on the Romney Campaign.

Allred has a reputation of dragging perceived female victims in front of the camera as props to bash Republican candidates. In October 2010 Allred dragged out illegal alien Nicki Diaz to attack heartless Meg Whitman. Minaj was upset Whitman didn’t buy her child a present and claimed Meg took advantage of her despite the fact she made a good wage. In November 2011 she dragged out Sharon Bialek who accused Herman Cain of sexual abuse.

Considering her past record it is likely this year’s October surprise involves Carrel Hilton Sheldon, a former Mormon.

The New Republic

The book Horror Stories: Mitt Romney’s Shameful Record with Mormon Women details Mitt Romney’s “psychological intimidation and bullying” during his role as a Bishop of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The report describes how Romney “tried to bully” Carrel Hilton Sheldon when she was suffering through a difficult pregnancy into not having an abortion.
AlterNet reported:

A far more ominous tale in the Romney canon also took place that summer, one that has been largely swept under the rug as the former governor of Massachusetts challenges incumbent Barack Obama for the presidency. There have been no songs written about it, no cartoons, no gags on late-night television, no magazine covers.

It was in August of that year, shortly after the Romney family returned from their vacation to Lake Huron, that a pregnant woman in her late 30s—Carrel Hilton Sheldon—was informed by her doctor that she had a life-threatening blood clot lodged in her pelvic region.

In treating the clot, Sheldon was administered an overdose of the blood thinner Heparin, an overdose that not only resulted in significant internal bleeding, but also extensive damage to her kidneys, to the point where she was on the verge of needing a transplant. Her life was clearly in peril.

Sheldon’s doctor advised her that the overdose of Heparin might have also harmed her 8-week-old fetus and, given the possible fatal repercussions to her, he recommended that she abort her pregnancy.

Sheldon, a mother of four at the time (a fifth child had died as an infant), was then a practicing member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), outside of Boston. The LDS leader in Massachusetts at that time, called the “stake president,” was a Harvard-trained physician, Dr. Gordon Williams, and he counseled Sheldon to follow her doctor’s advice to terminate the pregnancy and protect her own life, so that she could continue caring for her four living children.

“Of course, you should have the abortion,” she recalled him saying.

According to an account later written anonymously by Sheldon for the LDS women’s journal,Exponent II, it was after receiving this counsel from her Williams supporting the potentially life-saving procedure that she experienced an uninvited visit in her hospital from her Mormon bishop at the time, 36-year-old Mitt Romney, who adamantly opposed the abortion.

“He regaled me with stories of his sister and her retarded child and what a blessing the child had been to the family,” Sheldon wrote of the incident. “He told me that ‘as your bishop, my concern is with the child.'”

The liberal blogs have been all over this story the past week.

Judith Dushku helped usher Sheldon’s anonymous account of her tribulations with Romney.
Hat Tip Ram

UPDATE: Another theory – Media Take Out says Romney’s maid is dishing dirt is going to accuse him of an affair.

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  • http://facebbok/twitter Glenn Dupuis

    Current TV has ran The Mormon Candidate time after time which shows ex Mormons talking about what Romney did.This is nothing new. Also running Becoming Obama.

  • Patty

    So, this is it! Stupid and pathetic. And no one cares but Allred and no one cares about her.

    What a shameful attempt to try to change the election. Yes, Women are Obama’s big concern but his failures and his demeaning of the Republican and Conservative party is worse.

    He has a record of Failures one right after the other.

    Allred is a lacky and she needs to go back to the hole she crawled out of.

  • AU11234

    I am so angry. I hope people are smart and don’t buy all this BS!

  • tyarpon

    I wonder what tales we could tell about Obama the Muslim.

    As far as I can tell Mitt never got an ambassador killed. And refused to tell the mother hpw?

  • vonvervengarten

    Hate to break it to the Mormons, but the Catholic church counsels women against abortion almost exclusively, I would presume. The same Catholic church Joe Biden belongs to and stands proudly with.
    Isn’t this the reverse of various abortion survivors You Tube videos that decry the heinousness of Obama’s support of letting perfectly healthy babies die in laundry cupboards?

  • Joanne

    Romney be damned for actually wanting this woman to save her child. Bad, bad, bad Romney. What a whacked world where people actually think that wanting a woman NOT to have an abortion is perceived to be a bad thing.

  • Druid

    Yeah, like that is going to make me vote for the guy that ate dogs.

  • IOpian

    What astonishes me is the vile level of morality that abhors anyone who advocates for the life of an unborn human. To the left this is actually a hit piece ?

  • Paula

    When did this Allred-gedly happen? Because I seem to recall that during his time as governor Romney was a solid friend to the abortion-rights movement, despite the R after his name.

  • http://twitter Ana Gomez

    Well tell us what happend to the baby? Is the baby ok or did she have the abortion?

  • LifeisSoGood

    A mother of 4 and pregnant with her 5th, what did her HUSBAND have to say about this? She wasn’t married? Why did she turn to a church knowing their stance on abortion if she wasn’t a practicing Mormon?
    She was having children out of wedlock. No way could she be any kind of practicing Christian.
    Looks like they missed this part of the story.

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  • American Freedom Fighter

    Wait, doesn’t this story just support what Romney has already said? He believes in protecting the life of the child unless the life of the mother is in danger, or in cases of rape and incest?

    So he counsels her to follow the advice of her doctor and abort the pregnancy since her life might be in danger, but somehow it’s a problem that he relays a very personal story of a happy story about how his sister loves her child.


  • Meremortal

    Another nothing-burger from Gloria. She had to go back 3 decades to get this? They’ve got nothing. Obama is going down hard.

  • Mark Hudson

    Just proves Romney is Pro-life. So what; he already said he is pro-life. Big nothing story.

  • Occam’s Beard

    Love the photo of the ANSWER drones. The style of the posters they hold is utterly distinctive.

  • srdem65

    Is that it, that’s all they got? Maybe they can dredge up a story of MrRomney advising a married couple to get counseling instead of a divorce. Or maybe using prayer to ease the grief of losing a loved one.

  • donh

    Romney tried to save an innocent baby from being snuffed out on account of potential retardation….WHAT AN EVIL MAN !

  • Shelly Sands

    What is it with these lunitics and their love for killing unborn children? Some evil pieces of work.

  • leroy

    The article conspiciously leaves out what happened to the child. It is obvious the lady survived. It looks like Romney was absolutely correct. It also looks like the democrats have run out of ideas and the only arrow they think they have left is character assassination. SMFH…