“I would like to see each state be able to make its own law with regard to abortion,” Romney said after a speech to about 50 small business leaders. “I think the Roe v. Wade one-size-fits-all approach is wrong.”
This feels like Romney settling on a position that is anti-Roe, but not particularly pro-life.
Furthermore, the preceding paragraphs make the reason for this nuance (which sounds okay at first glance) clear:
Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney on Friday sidestepped questions about a South Carolina plan to require women seeking an abortion to view an ultrasound, a proposal one of his Republican rivals has embraced.
The former Massachusetts governor declined to offer his opinion of the state legislative measure.
The AP story also informs its readers what Sam Brownback’s position has been all along:
Another Republican candidate, Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback, reaffirmed his support Thursday for the requirement as he campaigned in the state.
Giuliani’s pro-abortion stance, going so far as to call it a “constitutional right” which should receive taxpayer funding (“There must be public funding for abortions for poor women”), is all too clear.
If you need more to convince yourself of Giuliani’s pro-abortion stance, you’ll find much more in Giuliani = Pro-Abortion Extremist. (Thanks, as always, to Students for Brownback for bringing this post to our attention.) It begins:
Rudy Giuliani is not a moderate on the abortion issue. Giuliani’s position on the issue is far more radical than most Democrats.
And goes on to prove it. Read the whole thing, if you aren’t already convinced that Rudy Giuliani is no friend of the pro-life movement. Romney is coy about his stance which used to be pro-abortion and he is likely still sympathetic to the “pro-choice” point of view.
In contrast, Sam Brownback is staunchly pro-life. You can take that to the bank.
Update: See also Mitt Muffs a Chance to Win Pro-Life Votes while Sam Scores with a Defense of Preborn Babies at Vital Signs Blog.
Off-topic Brownback Bonus: Tax Day Approaches; Brownback Talking Solutions.