Morning Briefing: August 28th, 2012

By Steve Deace

Romney On the Sanctity of Life 

Today’s morning briefing contains one, and only one news item.

Below is a clip of a recent interview Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney just gave to CBS News. When asked about the life issue, Romney says:

“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.”

That last line is the key phrase. The “health of the mother” is a line Democrats who don’t want you to know they’re for child killing on demand (like Bill Clinton, for example), have been using for years now. “Health of the mother” is a fallacy. It basically gives a doctor free rein to sign off on killing a child for essentially any reason.

Perhaps Romney misspoke. It’s a long, grueling campaign. Nobody can be on all the time. However, considering how many different positions Romney has taken on the life issue in his political career, and he was the only candidate who refused to sign any pro-life pledges during the primary process, nothing should be taken for granted. Especially because this is language that I don’t have a record of Romney using in this campaign cycle.

Is this another etch-a-sketch moment?

Also, notice at the end of the clip where Romney says child killing “is settled” in the courts. I wasn’t aware that courts made law, and must have missed that in the U.S. Constitution. Again, that is exactly what the Democrats think. The wording Romney uses in this clip would put him in line with every Democrat nominee for president in recent history, except for this current one who once voted for infanticide as a member of the Illinois state legislature.

This is something every pro-life group in America ought to be letting their supporters know about.

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