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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Gov. Mitt Romney Says, "I Never Really Called Myself Pro-Choice" - Video 3/10/10

Here is video of Gov. Mitt Romney responding to a question as to why he changed from being pro-choice to pro-life. Romney responded by saying, "Well, you know, I never really called myself pro-choice, but I did say when I was running for governor that I would keep the law as it was." He also recounted that he became pro-Life when he was faced with signing a bill into law which would have allowed the creation of embryos for the purpose of experimentation. After talking with experts and considering the issue, Romney said he came to conviction that the Pro-Life position is the correct one.

Below is a video clip of Romney in 2002 as he was running for Governor where he stated emphatically that he supported a "woman's right to choose," and he said he would not "change our pro-choice laws in Massachusetts" in any way. He did not call himself "pro-choice," but he did clearly support the pro-choice position at that time.

On the issue of Romney's change from supporting abortion to becoming Pro-Life, here is video of Dr. Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. Land was asked to comment on Romney, and he said most in the Pro-Life Movement find Romney "a perfectly acceptable candidate" because he is now Pro-Life having "seen the light." The fact he changed his position, Land said, is not unusual, since many in the Pro-Life Movement were once supporters of abortion.

I understand what Land is saying. People can change their mind on issues like abortion. But it has always been troubling to me that Romney was so strongly supportive of abortion in the not too distant past, and that he only changed his position as he approached his run for President which began in 2007. It makes you wonder just how strongly Romney would stand for Life if he was elected President.


Anonymous,  March 11, 2010 at 10:51 AM  

Awesome response.

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