Romney: No Abortion Legislation in My Agenda

Mitt Romney made some interesting comments on abortion yesterday, the Des Moines Register reports:

Mitt_romney“There’s no legislation with regards to abortion that I’m familiar with that would become part of my agenda,” the GOP presidential candidate told The Des Moines Register’s editorial board during a meeting today before his campaign rally at a Van Meter farm.

But by executive order, not by legislation, he would reinstate the so-called Mexico City policy that bans U.S. foreign aid dollars from being used to do abortions, he said.

President Barack Obama dropped the policy on his tenth day in office, Romney said.

Romney has said he opposes abortion, except in instances of rape, incest and when the mother’s life is threatened.

The Obama campaign quickly seized on Romney’s abortion comments Tuesday, sending out a news release accusing Romney of contradicting himself because he has said he would appoint Supreme Court justices who would overturn Roe v. Wade.

DailyKos notes (and tracks) the fact that there really isn't a position on abortion that Romney hasn't taken.


  1. Michaelandfred says

    Have we ever seen a presidential candidate on either side as morally bankrupt as Romney? To say anything, do anything, at any given moment to win….. This belief he has in his own superiority to everyone around him allows him to totally disregard any need for truth. HE is Mitt Romney. So far superior to the rest of us that it doesn’t matter what he says or does. What lies he tells, what policies he proposes, what business he shuts down, who’s healthcare he takes away or sweat shop he invests in. We should be lucky he’s speaking to us at all……

  2. stevenelliot says

    If Romney is elected. We, the US electorate, will get exactly what we deserve. Romney is only in this for the status, of the title….POTUS. He will say anything and do anything to get this job. He has no qualms about it. And when he does get the job. He will rubber stamp anything the right sends to him from congress to sign. Because he doesnt care about the people. If it doesnt affect him or his family he doesnt give a rats ass.

    So the choice is clear for enlightened voters, but for the rest, it just seems that Romney appears stronger and more able to get the job done.
    Whatever…..Ive come to the midset that I cannot change the course of history. What happens happens.

  3. Derrick from Philly says

    Yeah, how do you run a national campaign against someone who lies so blatantly? Nothing subtle about his lies at all. It’s almost as if the Democrats are mystified by him doing this so late in the game. They should have expected it. I hope party officials are calling out the Obama Campaign officials for this screw up.

    Well, part of their strategy must be to go back to what the public found unsavory about Romney to begin with: his years at Bain, his unscrupulous use of the tax codes and foreign bank accounts, and his contempt for 47% of Americans. Also,they must remind American women voters about the Republicans’ regressive stance on women’s issues.

    Calling him out for his flipflopping doesn’t seem to be working.

  4. BobN says

    “There’s no legislation with regards to abortion that I’m familiar with that would become part of my agenda,”

    Pity we’re a nation that can’t parse.

  5. Diogenes Arktos says

    I recently read that Romney said he had NO legislative agenda whatsoever. He was waiting until he saw who got elected in Congress. Sounds like he’s awaiting marching orders.

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