Mitt Romney Says Abortion Is Okay In Cases Of Rape, Incest

Mitt Romney Rape Stance

On Tuesday night, Mitt Romney will officially accept the Republican party nomination for the office of the US President, and, on the eve of that occasion, he has provided a firm stance on his abortion views.

Speaking to CBS, Romney proclaimed:

“My position has been clear throughout this campaign. I’m in favor of abortion being legal in the case of rape and incest, and the health and life of the mother.”

Romney’s unwavering stance arrives days after Todd Akin came under fire for coining the term “legitimate rape.”

Mitt Romney’s position in support of abortion in very specific cases differs from that of his own vice-presidential running mate and the Republican party, which plans to adopt a national platform that calls for the full and unwavering ban on abortion.

Romney has flip-flopped on his abortion stance over the years, supporting abortion rights during his US Senate seat bid and opposing those same rights during the start of the Republican primaries.

In any case, Mitt Romney believes the issue of abortion has become a national distraction during as the Democrats attempt to turn women against the GOP. Speaking to the Associated Press, Romney revealed:

“Recognize this is the decision that will be made by the Supreme Court. The Democrats try and make this a political issue every four years, but this is a matter in the courts. It’s been settled for some time in the courts.”

With Paul Ryan recently referring to rape as a “method of conception,” Romney’s own less than absolute stance towards abortion could not have come at a better time.