Text Onscreen: Former Senator Norm Coleman, Republican Jewish Coalition Town Hall, Beachwood, Ohio, October 29, 2012.This might come as news to Mitt Romney, who has previously said that "overturning Roe is a personal goal."
Coleman: First of all, uh, for those who can't decide, what's important right now? What's gonna impact you right now? The reality is, is, uh, choice is an issue, uh, for a lot of people an important issue, uh— President Bush was president for eight years—Roe v. Wade wasn't reversed. He had two Supreme Court choice picks—Roe v. Wade wasn't reversed. [shrugs] It's not going to be reversed. We have fights over the edges on that—parental notification, uh, partial birth abortion, etc.
"My view is that the Supreme Court should reverse Roe v. Wade and send back to the states the responsibility for deciding whether it's legal or not," Romney said at a candidate forum hosted by Mike Huckabee last year. On his campaign website, Romney calls Roe v. Wade "a case of blatant judicial activism." In September, Romney promised to appoint justices "that will follow the law and the Constitution" when asked about Roe.Then again, Mitt Romney also once said he supported a pregnant person's right of agency and personal choice, so, y'know, maybe ol' Norm just didn't get the latest memo dispatched from the Magic 8-Ball that determines Romney's policy on the daily.