Conservatives Remind Romney Of Abortion Pledge

Mitt Romney CPAC 2011 SC Conservatives Remind Romney Of Abortion Pledge

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (OfficialWire) — A day after Mitt Romney downplayed his plans to fight abortion, social conservatives on Wednesday offered the Republican presidential nominee a not-so-subtle reminder of his pledge to do “everything in my power to cultivate, promote, and support a culture of life in America.”

The head of the anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List distributed an article Romney penned last summer vowing to prohibit federal funding for Planned Parenthood, while backing legislation that would “protect unborn children who are capable of feeling pain from abortion.” In the June 2011 article, Romney also expressed support for the reversal of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion.

“We have full confidence that as president, Gov. Romney will stand by the pro-life commitments,” said Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser.

In an interview Tuesday with The Des Moines Register, Romney said he would not pursue any abortion-related legislation if elected.

“There’s no legislation with regards to abortion that I’m familiar with that would become part of my agenda,” he told the Iowa newspaper, an apparent shift from his previous position.

Read More at OfficialWire . By Steve Peoples.

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