Romney on Abortion

Mitt RomneyWords: Romney’s position has changed significantly since 2002 when, as governor, he supported “a woman’s right to choose under the laws of the country and the commonwealth.” He would like to see Roe v. Wade overturned, but feels abortion laws should be left to the states. He also feels that changing hearts and minds is more important than legislation. “I’ve always been personally pro-life, but for me, it was a great question about whether or not government should intrude in that decision.”

Actions: Romney endorsed the legalization of RU-486 (2002), but VETOED a bill for emergency contraception for rape victims (2005).

UPDATE: This exchange between Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Gov. Mitt Romney on Roe v. Wade has been typical: