Obama Campaign Targets Romney for Wanting Roe Overturned

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jul 23, 2012   |   11:36AM   |   Washington, DC

The Obama campaign is targeting presidential candidate Mitt Romney in the battleground state of Virginia.

The Obama camp is running a series of billboards that highlight Romney’s position favoring the reversal of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case that allowed unlimited abortion for any reason throughout pregnancy. The ad quotes Romney from a debate earlier this year, saying, “Do I believe the Supreme Court should overturn Roe v. Wade? Yes, I do.”



















During the debate, in January, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, outlined his opposition to Roe and his support for better judges.

“I don’t believe they decided that correctly. In my view, Roe v. Wade was improperly decided. It was based upon that same principle. And in my view, if we had justices like Roberts, Alito, Thomas, and Scalia, and more justices like that, they might well decide to return this issue to states as opposed to saying it’s in the federal Constitution,” Romney said. “Do I believe the Supreme Court should overturn Roe v. Wade? Yes, I do.”

He added, “And by the way, if the people say it should be in the federal Constitution, then instead of having unelected judges stuff it in there when it’s not there, we should allow the people to express their own views through amendment and add it to the Constitution.”

In April, Romney repeated his call for reversing the pro-abortion Supreme Court case.

During the interview, Sawyer, with a scowling look on her face, asked Romney what he would tell women about repealing Roe and taking away their so-called right to have an abortion that Sawyer said they have supposedly enjoyed for 40 years. Romney responded saying he wants the Supreme Court to reverse the decision and, again allow states the opportunity to protect women and unborn children from abortions.



“I would love the Supreme Court to say, ‘Let’s send this back to the states,’” he said. “Rather than having a federal mandate through Roe v. Wade, let the states again consider this issue state by state.”

“But I’m pro-life, that’s my view. I believe there is a sanctity of human life,” Romney added.