Welcome to the post-truth era of politics. Hmmm. What source will I quote for this one? How about Talking Points Memo:
“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 Tuesday.
Really Mitt? How about attempting to overturn Roe V. Wade, de-funding Planned Parenthood, supporting a national Personhood amendment, …. Have you seriously flipped over to pro-choice once again, or is your campaign going to walk this one back? Also from TPM:
“No alarm bells here,” Tony Perkins, president of the anti-abortion Family Research Council, told TPM on Wednesday.
Perkins said the Romney campaign called him soon after Romney’s remarks were published by the Des Moines Register and assured him it didn’t represent a shift by Romney from his support for pro-life issues.
Perkins said he’s in regular contact with the Romney campaign and said he’s completely confident Romney is as pro-life as ever. He said the Romney campaign told him that Romney still supports HR 3, a 2011 House bill aimed at making permanent the Hyde Amendment budget rider providing for a ban on on federal abortion funding. The bill became famous for its original text, which changed the exemption for rape to an exception for “forcible rape” only. Perkins said the Romney campaign also told said he still favors the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act,” which he promised to “advocate for and support” in his 2011 National Review op-ed.
The Romney camp offered similar assurances publicly, promising that a President Romney would “of course support legislation aimed at providing greater protections for life,” and telling the press Romney remains “proudly pro-life.”
Mitt Romney will say absolutely anything he feels he needs to say to get elected. Lying seems to be his campaigns primary strategy. I’m still waiting for him to claim he isn’t a Mormon, but rather a Evangelical Christian to shore up support from his base.
Editing to add this link to a Daily Kos piece showing a few of Romney’s many positions on abortion rights.