I listened to the rest of the interview and looked at the transcript.
Mitt Romney WAS CLEARLY campaigning on “conception”.
Mitt Romney October 2011-””Would it be better than our current setting, would it be wonderful if everyone in the country agree with you and me. That life begins at — conception?
Then on August 27, 2012.
PELLEY: Well, the platform as written at this convention for the Republicans does not allow for exceptions on abortion with regard to the health of the mother or rape or incest. Is that where you are?
ROMNEY: “No. My position has been clear throughout this campaign. Im in favor of abortion being legal in the case of rape and incest, and the health and life of the mother.”
“I listened to the rest of the interview and looked at the transcript.”
You say that NRLC didn’t know. Wonder what they think now, or did they get paid off with a nice donation?
When I think of the interview you quote am a bit shocked that Romney would not only support the well worn “rape and incest” exceptions and now adds “health”. It really deflates what ever enthusiasm that I had for him.
Looka like the predicted etch-a-scetch phenomena. He is moving to the center right before the election to woo the “moderates”.
I am hoping that Romney is doing this just to win and that his real position is closer to ours.
He may be doing what his (messed up, see Politico) advisers are telling him. “If you want to win you must move to the center on abortion.”
The problem is that we know who the pro-aborts will vote for. Adding health gets him no more votes.
If health is a rationale for abortion then abortion will be in any national health care bill that is worked out.
Still with Ryan on the ticket we must support the man — otherwise we get Obama which would be truly a disaster for pro-life causes up and down the spectrum.
Perhaps we can put pressure on President Romney to protect the unborn and vulnerable once he is in office.