Old Mitt appears to be continuing to haunt New Mitt with new information about Bain Capital's investment in a company called Stericycle, long hated by anti-abortion activists because the company's clients include abortion clinics - which means that it disposes of aborted fetuses.
Bain Capital, the private equity firm Romney founded, invested $75 million in Stericycle in 1999, the Huffington Post reported. Stericycle later became a leader in the medical waste industry. But after the news broke, Bain Capital defended Romney, who publicly has pro-life views. Bain said that Romney left the firm in 1999, before the Stericycle deal took place. Bain representatives said that Romney had nothing to do with the Stericycle deal.
Documents filed by Bain and Stericycle with the Securities and Exchange Commission show that Romney was "an active participant" in the deal, Mother Jones reported today. The documents obtained by Mother Jones show that Romney had signed some of the paperwork involved and had voting power over the Stericycle stock.
So, Romney supporters, does this cause you any moral conflict that your candidate was profiting off of the Abortion Industry? Or is this another case like outsourcing American jobs to low-wage countries such as China, even though Romney has promised to get tough on outsourcing if he is elected president?