Romney Just Doesn’t Care About Abortion Policy
As if further evidence were needed, pro-lifers just received another reality check that Mitt Romney doesn’t give a discarded gray hair for their cause. He told The Des Moines Register today that “there’s no legislation with regards to abortion that I’m familiar with that would become part of my agenda.”
Damage control was immediate, no surprise, and I doubt pro-lifers will abandon him for this remark. His opponent’s a real believer in reproductive rights, so Romney can flip-flop and self-contradict and play the moderate here and still appear preferable to their eyes.
We voters can be so easy to manipulate.
I would expect Romney, if elected, to restrict abortion in more ways than one, but not out of deeply-held conviction. After all, he was willing to go along with government funding of abortion to make the Massachusetts health care insurance reform law a reality. As Obama spokeswoman Lis Smith said today, “It’s troubling that Mitt Romney is so willing to play politics with such important issues.”
Yes, it is. And it should trouble pro-life activists that their champion by default cares so little about them and about the unborn that he’ll flat out lie about his agenda regarding abortion.