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Romney and Abortion


Mitt Romney says he has “no legislation with regards to abortion that I'm familiar with that would become part of my agenda.” Read below from Reuters and then see my analysis afterwards.

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, in an apparent fresh move toward the political center, said on Tuesday if elected he would not pursue specific legislation targeting abortion.

"There's no legislation with regards to abortion that I'm familiar with that would become part of my agenda," Romney told the Des Moines Register's editorial board during a campaign visit to Van Meter, Iowa.

Romney's comment could be construed as reassuring some women voters who have had reservations about his candidacy. In recent weeks he has taken some steps toward the political center as he tries to attract independent voters before the November 6 election.

Some conservatives would like legislation aimed at limiting abortions, which were legalized in the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling.

Reacting to Romney's comments, President Barack Obama's campaign sharply criticized the Republican, saying he had previously pledged to appoint Supreme Court justices who would overturn Roe v. Wade.

"It's troubling that Mitt Romney is so willing to play politics with such important issues," said Obama campaign spokeswoman Lis Smith.

Romney told the newspaper that he would issue an executive order to reinstate a ban on U.S. foreign aid money being used to pay for abortions in countries that receive the assistance. Obama had dropped the "Mexico City" policy on such aid shortly after taking office.

Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul, asked to comment on his remarks, said the Republican is "proudly pro-life, and he will be a pro-life president."

Look, let’s cut right to the chase. Romney is NOT going to be a president that spends political capital on the abortion issue. He never said he would. It’s too toxic and divisive not to mention it’s not one of his pet issues.

With Romney, pro-lifers will most likely get a president who issues a few Executive Orders in defense of the pro-life positions and will support pro-life legislation that comes to his desk by way of the Congress. Other than that, don’t expect him to go out of his way to push the issue.

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Comments on this post

# RE: Romney and Abortion

One way to stop it is to dry up the money.
Left by KellieC on Oct 10, 2012 12:00 PM

# RE: Romney and Abortion

"Pet issues"? How crude. Abortion is murder not a pet issue or any other issue.As for Romney I wasnt expecting him to spend his precious political capital on this or any thing else that matters. How ecactly are we to restore the broken covenate with the Author of life? Maybe we can buy him off ? Not gonna happen. GOD Have mercy we are dumb sheep who have forgotten our true sheppard.
Left by kelly on Oct 10, 2012 1:39 PM

# RE: Romney and Abortion

May all Americans pray and seek God's wisdom on who they should vote for on Nov.6th.May all people everywhere take a stand for what is right come out and vote. Pray for your next president Abortion is murder pray that God will interven and place His choice in the White House
Left by Carolyn Wiebe on Oct 10, 2012 10:45 PM

# RE: Romney and Abortion

This is so rich. Dems say, "It's troubling that Mitt Romney is so willing to play politics with such important issues," said Obama campaign spokeswoman Lis Smith. THIS IS TRULY THE POT CALLING THE KETTLE BLACK.
Left by GaSpur on Oct 11, 2012 1:00 PM

# RE: Romney and Abortion

"I'm a pro-life candidate. I'll be a pro-life president," Romney said at a campaign stop in Ohio."
WOW!! Romney has flip-flopped soooo many times on the Abortion issue, his nick name should be Flounder!
REALITY CHECK: HERES WHERE ROMNEY STANDS ON THE ISSUE OF ABORTION:
Romney states in an interview that he SUPPORTS ABORTION.
"I believe Abortion should be legal in this country" Romney says.
Check it out here: http://2012.republican-candidates.org/Romney/Abortion.php
Left by LukeB on Oct 11, 2012 4:58 PM

# RE: Romney and Abortion

The 'flip-flop' accusations are as old&tired as the 'it's Georgie W's fault, he did it, wah-wah' garbage---is that all ya got?---STILL!?! Anyway, CHECK THIS OUT: barry hussein obama voted, not one, not two, but THREE TIMES to let an infant SUFFER and DIE, after the baby survives an abortion. WHO, or rather WHAT does that?!?!? That is EVIL. And THAT is obama...sick.
Left by Quovadis on Oct 12, 2012 12:07 AM