Bevan: “in the clip Tim Russert played, Romney explained his pro-choice position by citing the story of a ‘dear close family relative…who passed away from an illegal abortion’—Far from being ‘theoretical’ or ‘philosophical,’ then, Romney’s pro-choice position on abortion was derived from a very real and personal experience”

Tom Bevan, in a RealClearPolitics Blog post titled Romney’s MTP Turn, writes:

On Meet the Press, Romney characterized the reasoning behind his effectively pro-choice position this way: “And the question for me was, what is the role of government? And it was quite theoretical and, and philosophical to consider what the role of government should be in this regard.” Romney then explained his conversion saying that when a bill relating to life came to his desk as governor, “the theoretical became reality, if you will.”

The problem, such as exists for Romney, is that in the 1994 clip Tim Russert played directly preceding these comments, Romney explained his pro-choice position by citing the story of a “dear close family relative…who passed away from an illegal abortion.” Far from being “theoretical” or “philosophical,” then, Romney’s pro-choice position on abortion was derived from a very real and personal experience … etc.

Yes. See:

Kornacki: Not the first time Romney has changed public position on abortion

yours &c.
dr. g.d.




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