After Mitt Romney appeared to muddle his position on abortion earlier this week through comments to The Des Moines Register, he is promising to be a “pro-life president,” and to stop funding for Planned Parenthood, that relatively newfound scourge of the right.
Romney told the Register on Tuesday that he was not eyeing any legislation on abortion. His campaign was forced to immediately clarify that in fact a Romney president would support legislation aimed at “greater protections of life,” conservative code for embryos.
By Wednesday Romney was back to issuing his more usual stance on abortion.
“I think I’ve said time and again that I’m a pro-life candidate and I’ll be a pro-life president,” he told reporters while on the campaign trail in Ohio. “The actions I’ll take immediately is to remove funding for Planned Parenthood. It will not be part of my budget. And also I’ve indicated that I will reverse the Mexico City position of the president. I will reinstate the Mexico City policy which keeps us from using foreign aid for abortions overseas.”