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Romney in West Palm: "I'm pro-life"



Politico:  WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Mitt Romney’s beginning to stress his opposition to abortion rights — the latest offensive-defense tactic from a candidate who’s already under fire for his stance on the issue in South Carolina.

At both voter rallies he held there, home of the next primary, Romney added language to his stump speech reminding voters he is pro-life. And the candidate, who’s hoping this socially conservative state where he’s hoping to score a third consecutive early state win on Jan. 21, says that’s no mistake.

“I understand that there are some attack ads coming my way that question that,” Romney told reporters after speaking to supporters at a motorcycle dealership here. “And obviously it’s important for me to remind people that I’m pro-life.”

Romney’s position on abortion has changed over the years. In support of abortion rights in his 1994 Massachusetts Senate race, he has said that he came to oppose them in later years. He pledged not to change state law regarding abortion while running for Massachusetts governor in 2002. He did, however, veto a stem cell research bill while in office...

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