Mitt Romney backtracked after saying he would not pursue abortion legislation during an interview he gave on Tuesday to the "Des Moines Register." Critics point to his comment as further proof he's embracing a centrist position to appeal to voters, especially women.
A campaign spokeswoman released a response to the "National Review" soon after, telling them, "Governor Romney would, of course, support legislation aimed at providing greater protections for life." On Wednesday, Romney told reporters "I'm a pro-life candidate, and I'll be a pro-life president." He went on to say he would immediately eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood.
Keeping Them Honest, his stance on the issue has fluctuated throughout his political career, long before his run for president. Anderson Cooper looks at his previous views on abortion starting with a statement he made in 1994 when running for office in Mass. against Sen. Ted Kennedy. "I believe abortion should be safe and legal in this country," said Romney.
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