MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (CNN) - Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney looked to reassure conservatives who oppose abortion that he opposes abortion, even though he supported abortion rights when he ran for Senate in 1994.
Romney says he changed his mind during debates over cloning and embryo farming while he was governor, and concluded Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, had gone too far.
"I want to make it very clear, I'm pro-life" Romney said tonight.
–CNN.com Senior Producer Michael Squadron
From the Dictionary of Republicanisms: “Pro-life adj. – Valuing human life up until birth”
Why is it always necessary to use the contrived phrase "anti-abortion" rather than the one that actually used by Romney in his statement, "pro-life" (as quoted in the post itself)? Is this phrase no considered too subjective? If objective news outlets began making references to "anti-life" advocates, they would reap a whirlwind of national outrage, and rightfully so. To me, its interesting and rather discouraging how "pro-lifers" have become "anti-abortion" (read: anti-liberty) in the past few years.
Flip Flop, Mitt Flop