Mitt Romney Renews Call on Abortion Anniversary for Overturning Roe v. Wade

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jan 22, 2008   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Mitt Romney Renews Call on Abortion Anniversary for Overturning Roe v. Wade Email this article
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by Steven Ertelt Editor
January 22,

Washington, DC ( — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney took occasion on the thirty-fifth anniversary of Roe v. Wade to renew his call for the Supreme Court to reverse the decision. This is the second time in two weeks that the former Massachusetts governor has said Roe should go.

"After 35 years of Roe v. Wade, we are again reminded why this decision should be overturned," Romney said in a statement provided to

"We recognize the worth and dignity of every person, a fact that is ingrained in our hearts and etched in our national purpose," Romney added. "Unelected judges should not be the final arbiters on these important decisions which define who we are as a people."

Recently, Romney told Nevada voters that he wanted the high court to overturn the infamous decision allowing virtually unlimited abortions.

"I am pro-life, and I would welcome a time when the people of America concluded that abortion was wrong, but that’s not where America is, and that’s why I believe that the next right step for America is for the court to overturn Roe v. Wade," he said then.

"That would return to the states and to the elected representatives of the people the ability to set their own laws related to abortion," he said.

Romney also borrowed on some of the phrasing President Bush has used to demonstrate his pro-life views.

""Respect for human life is, at once, both the foundation and the way forward to the future of a just and noble society, one in which every human individual is welcomed in life and protected in law," Romney said.

In the statement, Romney said he appreciated the participants in the March for Life and encouraged them to continue standing against abortion.

"Today, as Americans from across this country participate in the annual March for Life, my thoughts are with all those whose dedication and compassionate concern have done so much to educate and assist others in creating a genuine culture of life," he said.