has developed various political positions
over the course of his life, both in observing his father George W. Romney
in public office, and pursuing his own political ambitions.
During his 2007–2008 run for president, Romney declared that he thinks abortion
should be illegal except in cases of rape, incest, and when the life of the mother is threatened.He also criticized the Supreme Court
decision in Roe v. Wade.
Romney's spokesperson has indicated that had Romney been the governor of South Dakota
, he would have signed into law the controversial law banning abortion
, but he would include exceptions for cases of incest or rape, which the South Dakota law excludes.When Romney ran against Senator Ted Kennedy
in 1994, his advisor Charles Manning told the Boston Herald
that there were only "tiny nuances" of difference between Kennedy's and Romney's views on abortion.In a 1994 debate with Senator Kennedy, Romney said that abortion should be legal, declaring that "regardless of one's beliefs about choice, you would hope it would be safe and legal."<ref name="On... Read More