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Guerrilla Tactics in 'War on Women' Attacks

July 10, 2012
When it comes to waging the "war on women'' attack on Republican nominee Mitt Romney, the Obama campaign is pushing the envelope.

A new ad airing in Virginia -- ground zero for the WOW -- and other states says Romney wants to overturn Roe v. Wade. That's true. But it also says that he "backed a law that outlaws all abortion, even in cases of rape and incest." What law was that?

The commercial cites Romney's response to a question at a Nov. 28, 2007 primary debate about whether he would sign a (hypothetical) bill outlawing all abortions. Romney said he would be "delighted...but that's not where we are.'' He said these decisions should be up to the states.

And as FactCheck.org points out in a post labeled "Twisting Romney's Abortion Stance,'' the former Massachusetts governor wrote in the Boston Globe in 2005 that he support exceptions for rape, incest and saving the life of the mother.

The Obama campaign also refers to statements Romney has made supporting the GOP platform, but it's a stretch to conclude that he opposes abortion in all cases.

Of course, Romney, notorious for having switched his positions on a number of key issues -- including abortion -- hasn't made sorting out his record any easier.
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