Once again the Romney campaign is trying to be on both sides of a very important issue at the same time. He’s done everything he could to convince the base that he is as anti-choice as they are, saying he would appoint justices like Scalia to the Supreme Court and that he would “absolutely” support a personhood amendment. But now one of his surrogates is trying to tell voters, especially independent women, not to worry, that Roe v Wade is safe if Romney is elected.
In the frenetic push to win all-important Ohio, Mitt Romney’s campaign is saying a lot of things to a lot of people. And on Monday, a top Romney surrogate told a group of Jewish voters in the Buckeye State that the landmark Supreme Court decision granting women the right to an abortion is in no danger of being overturned should Romney become president.
“President Bush was president eight years, Roe v. Wade wasn’t reversed. He had two Supreme Court picks, Roe v. Wade wasn’t reversed,” former Sen. Norm Coleman (R-MN) told a Republican Jewish Coalition meeting in Beechwood, Ohio. “It’s not going to be reversed.”