It’s a busy Saturday and I have a lot of errands to do.
So, for today, I’m just going to let Mitt Romney make my point for me.
“I believe that abortion should be safe and legal in this country. I have had that position since the time that my mom took that position in 1970 when she ran as a U.S. Senate candidate. I believe that since Rowe v. Wade has been the law for 20 years, that we should sustain and support it. And I sustain and support that law, and the right of a woman to make that choice. And my personal beliefs, like the personal beliefs of other people, should not be brought into a political campaign.” — Mitt Romney, October 1994
“I have my own beliefs and those beliefs are very dear to me. One of them is that I do not impose my beliefs on other people. And you will not see me waver on that.” — Mitt Romney, October 1994
“I’m pro-life. I have always been pro-life, and I will always be pro-life.” — Mitt Romney, April 2002
“I was always personally opposed to abortion, as I think almost everyone in this nation is. And then I became governor, and the theoretical became reality. I wrote an op-ed piece in the Boston Globe describing my view that I am pro-life, describing why I changed my position to become pro-life. I recognize that’s a change. My position changed. I believe that life begins at conception. My view is that the right next step in preserving the sanctity of human life is to overturn Rowe v. Wade.” — Mitt Romney, July 2004
“I have always opposed abortion, but when I ran for office I thought, well, I can say and understand the idea of leaving the law the way it is. The Supreme Court had made it’s decision, I’ll just say I’m going to support the law and preserve the law as it exists, and support the position of pro-choice because it was what the people of Massachusetts said they wanted. But when I become governor I found that you can’t just support the law the way it is because the law changes over time. When I was faced with signing a piece of legislation that would authorize the creation and killing of human life, I could not go along with it, and frankly, I don’t see how that’s a contradiction.” — Mitt Romney, September 2010
Mitt Romney: He’s never found a political position he didn’t temporarily adopt as one of his core personal beliefs.
Mitt Romney: “There are a lot of reasons not to elect me.”