ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) - Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney’s stance on abortion was in the spotlight Tuesday when said that he supports abortion if the “life of the mother is at risk.”
At a breakfast in Council Bluffs, IA, the former governor was asked a question about abortion – a touchy subject since he once supported abortion rights, but now holds an anti-abortion position.
“My view is that if there is a circumstance where the life of the mother is at risk by virtue of proceeding with the pregnancy, then abortion in that case is acceptable,” Romney said. "I do not believe it is immoral in that case. I know other people feel differently."
When Romney ran for US Senate in Massachusetts in 1994, he supported abortion rights. As a presidential candidate, Romney has said that he is pro-life.
- From CNN Assignment Editor Marissa Muller