On the topic of reproductive rights, the universe of possible beliefs is almost endless. Perhaps you believe abortion should illegal, except when the life of the mother is endangered. Or perhaps you believe that abortion should be legal, but only if the mother promises to be extra sad for at least one year following the procedure.
Whatever your position, Mitt Romney has again proven he's the candidate for you. For he believes in all the things…
"There's no legislation with regards to abortion that I'm familiar with that would become part of my agenda," the GOP presidential candidate told The Des Moines Register's editorial board during a meeting today before his campaign rally at a Van Meter farm.
But by executive order, not by legislation, he would reinstate the so-called Mexico City policy that bans U.S. foreign aid dollars from being used to do abortions, he said.
Needless to say, our politics has become so debased that a candidate can hardly adopt a new position or ten without being called a liar by some campaign operative. For example, Romney spokesperson Andrea Saul responded to her candidate's comments by saying, "Governor Romney would of course support legislation aimed at providing greater protections for life."
For shame. How are we supposed to restore civility to the political process when even a candidate's own staffers accuse him of changing abortion views more frequently than Newt Gingrich changes wives?
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