Skip to comments.Jane Romney: My Brother Won't Ban Abortion
Posted on 08/29/2012 12:26:07 PM PDT by Hilda
Mitt Romneys eldest sister, who has backed prominent Democrats for office and is in Tampa showing support for her brother, had some reassuring words Wednesday for women concerned about the Republican Partys hard line on abortion.
Mitt Romney would never make abortions illegal as president, Jane Romney said when National Journal asked her about the subject after a Women for Mitt event. "Hes not going to be touching any of that, she said. Its not his focus.
Democratic warnings that abortion rights are under threat are an ungrounded fear tactic, Jane Romney said. Thats what women are afraid of, but thats conjured, she said. Personally, I dont think abortion should be used as a football in the political arena.
Democrats have not lacked fodder for their charges. Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan and Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., who is running for the Senate, are among the many Republicans who oppose abortion with no exceptions for rape or incest. And the Republican platform adopted this week explicitly calls for a constitutional ban on abortion, saying that "the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed." It does not specify any exceptions.
But as Jane Romney put it, Mitts much more in the middle when it comes to abortion.
Mitt Romney has said he supports legal abortion in cases of rape and incest, and when the life of the mother is in danger. As for the fate of abortion rights, Recognize this is the decision that will be made by the Supreme Court," he said in an interview with CBS News this week. "The Democrats try and make this a political issue every four years, but this is a matter in the courts. It's been settled for some time in the courts."
Jane Romney said she believes life is sacred and suggested those seeking abortion should be required to undergo counseling. But she also said that abortion should absolutely be safe and legal. Every woman needs to be left to make her own choice, she said.
A ban on abortion is never going to happen under a Romney administration, Jane Romney said. Women would take to the streets. Women fought for our choice, were not going to go back."
Little is known about Jane Romney, who said she is an actress in Los Angeles, and she is not a presence on the campaign trail. Unlike Ann Romney and the Romney sons, she has not been deployed as a surrogate. According to a Romney biography by Ronald B. Scott, a journalist for Time in the 1970s and a distant cousin of the candidate, Jane Romney supported California Democratic candidates like Sen. Barbara Boxer and Gov. Jerry Brown.
Jane Romney said that her brother can empathize and understand women from all walks of life. She said that he was there for her when she went through a divorce and raised four teenagers on her own. Mitt and Ann are the right people at the right time for this country, she said.
I wasn’t aware that the president could “ban abortion”.
“Mitt Romneys eldest sister, who has backed prominent Democrats for office” I STOPPED reading RIGHT there!
No president can ‘ban’ anything..........
Mitt said he was pro-choice for the three exceptions plus health. Of course he isn’t going to ban it.
Unless he pulled an Obama (i.e. acting outside the powers of the President), he wouldn't be able to do this anyway.
Now, if she were to say, "My brother will vetoe any legislation that. . .", that's a different issue, as the President does have power to do that.
Romney is and always been Pro Baby Butchering.
When Romney campaign workers visited my liberal sister in Livonia she said they sounded more like Obama campaign workers with all their talk of protecting women’s reproductive health and not shoving granny off the cliff etc.
Did, Reagan or W Bush ban abortion?
He couldn’t if he wanted to. Ask him who he’ll put on the Court.
Mitt Romney would never make abortions illegal as president
FUMR....Boy he just doesn’t even try. Good riddence to this critter.
Yes, because abortion should be #1 test, like y’all made it with Roberts.
Turned out well, no?
Mitt Romneys eldest sister, who has backed prominent Democrats for office I STOPPED reading RIGHT there!
She had to back her brother didn’t she????
Everything she said lines up with what he’s said.
He’s a judicial supremacist, anti-republican, anti-constitution, anti-God-given unalienable rights, pro-choice democrat.
Thinking people don’t need his sister to spell it out, either. Everything I said in the previous paragraph is easily discernible from the current statements on his own website.
Oh my goodness. That settles it then - we’ll be better off with Obama.
I don’t want a POTUS to ban abortion, that is not his job. I want a SCOTUS to over-turn Roe. Same with gay marriage, he needs to defend DOMA. that is it.
I am NOT looking for another King.
No I dont trust Romney but that is beside the point. Huckbee can go stick it. He LOVED spending others money in AK.
Abortion is my number one issue!!!!!
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