National Journal: Gillespie Defends Romney's Abortion Policies
The Romney campaign is scrambling to clarify the Republican nominee’s position on abortion after campaign officials offered differing positions this week.When challenged over Mitt Romney’s comments to the Des Moines Register, in which he said his administration had no legislative plans to tackle abortion, Romney campaign senior adviser Ed Gillespie firmly stated that Romney is a pro-life candidate and would take action to back his positions. "Life is a very important issue in this election—as is the economy and as it national security, all these issues always play a very important role," Gillespie said on Fox News Sunday (Vasilogambros, 10/14).
CNN: Romney Adviser Defends Candidate's Abortion Stance
"What the governor has consistently said is that he thinks Roe v. Wade was wrongly decided and this is something that should be left to elected representatives, to the people through their elected representatives," Gillespie said, referring to the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision affirming a woman's right to have an abortion (Liptak, 10/14).
CNN: Romney Mailer Vows To Protect Health Care 'Choice'
The message on the front of the brochure looks like something Planned Parenthood might send out to potential supporters. ... But this isn't a mailer from abortion rights supporters or President Obama's re-election campaign. It's a new mail piece in Virginia from Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, an abortion opponent. The choice on the table this November, the inside of the brochure argues, is a choice between government-run "Obamacare" that will stunt job creation and raise taxes (Hamby, 10/13).
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