Mitt Romney’s campaign has a problem with them misrepresenting his positions. Romney has misrepresented his position on abortion, as has his spokesman. Now, Jay Sekulow, one of Romney’s advisors on social conservative issues was asked by a student at CPAC how Romney stood on the human life amendment. See what he said:
That doesn’t match Romney’s statements in an interview with National Journal (after the jump).
Does Jay Sekulow not know Romney’s position on abortion? If so, how is he doing outreach to social conservatives? What is he telling them?
NJ: You would favor a constitutional amendment banning
abortion with exceptions for the life of the mother,
rape and incest. Is that correct?
What I’ve indicated is that I am pro-life, and that my
hope is that the Supreme Court will give to the states
over time or give to the states soon or give to the
states their own ability to make their own decisions
with regard to their own abortion law.
NJ: If a state wanted unlimited abortion?
The state would fall into restrictions that had been
imposed at the federal level, so they couldn’t be more
expansive in abortion than currently exists under the
law, but they could become more restrictive in
abortion provisions. So states like Massachusetts
could stay like they are if they so desire, and states
that have a different view could take that course. And
it would be up to the citizens of the individual
states. My view is not to impose a single federal rule
on the entire nation — a one-size-fits-all approach
— but instead allow states to make their own
decisions in this regard.