Obama Campaign Can’t Name One Abortion Limit He Would Support

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Oct 12, 2012   |   1:13PM   |   Washington, DC

Leaders of President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign insisted that Obama doesn’t support unlimited abortions but, when asked, they failed to come up with a single abortion limit Obama would support.

The failure is not surprising given that Obama has taken 231 pro-abortion actions as president.

Weekly Standard John McCormack asked top Obama officials, as well as Planned Parenthood chief Cecile Richards, if Obama really supported unlimited abortion without limits and McCormack said “top Obama officials Jim Messina, Stephanie Cutter, and David Axelrod could not name a single restriction the president supports.”

TWS: Mr Messina, the issue of abortion came up tonight with both sides trying to paint the other as extremist. Can you say, are there any restrictions that the president supports at any stage of pregnancy on the issue of abortion?

MESSINA: Look, we have been absolute[ly] clear. I think as you saw an absolute difference between the president and Romney on this. Romney’s position has been on four different sides. But I take him at his word that he says he will be happy to sign a bill outlawing all abortions in the United States of America. That’s not our position that’s not where the American public is. And I think it’s going to be a very difficult position for them to defend in the battleground states. Swing women voters in places like Colorado in Virginia looked at that exchange tonight that you talked about and said we cannot support this guy.

TWS: So the president doesn’t support any restrictions on abortion?

MESSINA: Look, we’ve been very clear. You know our position on abortion.

TWS: No. I asked, can you say what it is?

MESSINA: Look, don’t put words in my mouth. I’ve been very clear about our position. And that’s what it is.

TWS: Can you name one restriction?



Richards, the head of Planned Parenthood, told McCormack she “hadn’t spoken” to Obama about the restrictions that are “already on the books.” Really? Richards has been to the White House and met with Obama and his staff multiple times.