Romney Explains his Abortion Stance
Abortion has been one of the problematic issues for Republican candidate Mitt Romney. He supported reproductive rights when he was still governor of Massachusetts. He reversed his stance when he became a presidential candidate for the Republican Party.
These days Romney is saying that abortion should be illegal except in cases of incest, rape, or when the mother’s life is in danger. The Democrats are exploiting this inconsistency as Romney tries to clarify his stance on the issue through a new TV ad.
In the ad, Sarah Minto from Ohio said that she voted for President Barack Obama in 2008 but she now works as a volunteer for the Romney campaign. She said that Romney doesn’t oppose contraception and all the talk about Romney going to ban all types of abortion and contraception were untrue.
She searched for “Romney on abortion” in Google as well as viewed the Truth-O-Meter on PolitiFact.com, which is a fact-checking web site. Minto added that Romney thinks abortion should be an option for special cases such as rape, incest or when the life of the mother is in danger. She said that the issue is important for her but she is more concern about the debt that will be left to the children. She closed the ad with the statement that she voted for President Obama last time but the nation can’t afford for four more years.
The Obama campaign and its supporters, such as the Planned Parenthood, attacked Romney with regards to the abortion issue. They used sound bites from the Republican candidate as he wished the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade.
The Obama campaign also accused Romney of promising to eliminate all funding for women’s health care. They said that he supported banning all types of abortions, including that in cases of incest and rape. Romney denied the allegations but the Obama campaign pointed to an answer he gave during a 2007 debate where he said he would be delighted to approve a bill banning all abortions.