Mitt Romney said Tuesday he has no plans to push for legislation limiting abortion, a softer stance from a candidate who has said he would "get rid of" funding for Planned Parenthood and appoint Supreme Court who would overturn Roe v. Wade.
“There’s no legislation with regards to abortion that I’m familiar with that would become part of my agenda,” the Republican presidential nominee told The Des Moines Register in an interview.
He is just lying now. Romney spent most of the beginning of this year and the end of last year trying to convince Republicans of his pro-life bona fides. And now he's blithely making vague statements that he's hoping will be interpreted generously by uninformed pro-choice voters and ignored by the religious right. The sad part is, unless the media does their job and hits him on the dichotomy between primary Mitt and general-election Mitt, this shit could work.
UPDATE 5:25 PM: Conservative magazine National Review contacted Romney spokesperson Andrea Saul about Romney's statement, and she replied, “Governor Romney would of course support legislation aimed at providing greater protections for life.” I can't even tell if this is flip-flopping, a clarification of a candidate's gaffe, or just plain outright lies.