But …

So, Mitt Romney’s sister says:

Mitt Romney would never make abortions illegal as president, Jane Romney said when National Journal asked her about the subject after a “Women for Mitt” event. “He’s not going to be touching any of that,” she said. “It’s not his focus.”

Democratic warnings that abortion rights are under threat are an ungrounded fear tactic, Jane Romney said. “That’s what women are afraid of, but that’s conjured,” she said.  “Personally, I don’t think abortion should be used as a football in the political arena.”

and Mitt Romney himself:

has said he supports legal abortion in cases of rape and incest, and when the life of the mother is in danger. As for the fate of abortion rights, “Recognize this is the decision that will be made by the Supreme Court,” he said in an interview with CBS News this week. “The Democrats try and make this a political issue every four years, but this is a matter in the courts. It’s been settled for some time in the courts.”

The thing is Romney will select judges for the Supreme Court who would overturn Roe v. Wade which would allow states to outlaw abortion and several states have shown they would do so. Also, several Republicans, such as his Vice-President, have shown that they want to outlaw abortion. Romney might not initiate it, but I would be very surprised if he would be willing to veto such a bill. If Romney is elected there will be stricter laws on abortion with the very real possibility that Roe v. Wade will be overturned–that’s why women should be afraid.

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