Mitt Romney on abortion rights as quoted by the Des Moines Register:
“There’s no legislation with regards to abortion that I’m familiar with that would become part of my agenda.”
Reactions to Romney’s latest flip-flop are varied, but the most telling of the reactions was that of Romney surrogate, Andrea Saul:
“Mitt Romney is proudly pro-life, and he will be a pro-life president.”
ABC News, emphasis mine:
During the GOP primary earlier this year, Romney said repeatedly that Roe vs. Wade should be overturned and that all funding for Planned Parenthood should be cut. He has also said he would prefer to appoint Supreme Court justices who would overturn Roe vs. Wade.
could[will] likely still support anti-abortion rights legislation.
The Obama Campaign:
It’s troubling that Mitt Romney is so willing to play politics with such important issues. Women simply can’t trust him.
My take. Mitt Romney will, as we already know, say and do anything in order to get elected. Anything. And, if we didn’t already know that, we sure should have figured it out when he chose his running mate. Paul Ryan is rabidly anti-women.
UPDATE: Last month, Romney was so against abortion rights, he said he would appoint Supreme Court justices who would reverse Roe v. Wade:
“But I am pro-life and will intend, if I’m president of the United States, to encourage pro-life policies. [...] And I hope to appoint justices to the Supreme Court that will follow the law and the constitution. And it would be my preference that they reverse Roe v. Wade and therefore they return to the people and their elected representatives the decisions with regards to this important issue.”