Why Mitt Romney is the wrong choice on abortion rights
The latest example of Romney's kinda-but-not-really truthiness? His claim that abortion legislation isn't part of his agenda. Romney actually said,
"There's no legislation with regards to abortion that I'm familiar with that would become part of my agenda."Which, as William Saletan at Slate points out, is a statement with holes big enough to drive a team of dancing horses through. It's also kinda-sorta probably true, in its way. Is "pass legislation about abortion" at the top of Romney's personal to-do list? No, probably not. After all, abortion is lady-stuff, and Romney has been clear enough that he doesn't much care for all of that. But in office, will he nonetheless undoubtedly end up dealing with abortion-related legislation? Absolutely. Will he also be in a unique position to change the course of abortion-related law in the United States? Yes.
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