Romney on abortion: One issue, seven positions

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You knew Mitt Romney had a penchant for taking different positions on the issues according to which way the political winds were blowing. But on The Last Word Monday, host Lawrence O’Donnell revisited perhaps the most fascinating—and revealing—flip-flop of them all.

Since 2002, Romney has had seven different positions on abortion, according to Slate’s William Saletan.

The first, and perhaps most important shift according to Saletan, happened in 1994 when Romney met with representatives of the Mormon Church in Salt Lake City, arguing with his church’s leaders that a poll he’d had commissioned indicated he had to run as pro-choice in order to be elected to the U.S. Senate from Massachusetts.

“That’s classic Romney,” said Saletan. “It was the beginning of a pattern that has characterized his career.”

To see the rest of that pattern, check out the full video, created by Slate:

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Romney on abortion: One issue, seven positions

Updated