Wait. Last week Romney said he was "always for life". At the same time, his staff was saying that he was pro-choice until he was elected (what will be be after he is elected this time?) Check out the letter after the jump.
I’m confused about where he stands. So is his staff. So is Romney.
The following February 8, 2007 email was sent from Romney for President Campaign Michigan Field Director Stefani Zimmerman to Michigan Pro-Life Activists
From: Stefani Zimmerman
To: NAME DELETED
Cc: NAME DELETED
Sent: Thursday, February 08, 2007 1:01 PM
Subject: RE: [RNCLife] Republican National Coalition for Life FaxNotes – February 2, 1007
Hi NAME DELETED and NAME DELETED,
I have attached a couple of articles that should clarify Mitt’s view on abortion.
Just like Sam Brownback, Mitt was once pro-choice but changed his views upon being elected to office. Sam Brownback used to identify himself with Nancy Kassebaum and rebuffed being pro-life when he first ran for office. Kassebaum was a prominent GOP senator that was known for being pro-choice. When Brownback was elected to office, that is when he also had a conversion and voted with the pro-life movement. The same is true for Mitt Romney. In fact, Mitt Romney has harshly criticized in Mass. for speaking out AGAINST embryonic stem cell research. As Governor, Mitt vetoed the morning after pill, the embryonic stem cell research bill, and issued regulations that ban the creation of embryos for research. Mitt has also received endorsements from Gary Marx, James Bopp- the national RTL counsel, and Mass. Citizens for Life.
I can assure you that if I thought Mitt was not pro-life or had pro-choice leanings, that I would not work for him. But I strongly believe that he has had a change of heart and will do the right thing to protect the unborn if elected to office. As more questions like this come up, please feel free to contact me at any time. I would love to have the opportunity to clarify and let you know what Mitt really believes.
It was nice to see you at the Fish Fry! I hope that all is well and that you are surviving the cold weather! : ) Take care and talk to you soon.