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Mitt Romney’s Balancing Act

By on 12.9.05 | 2:51PM

Pro-life or not? Gov. Romney is having a hard time making up his mind. He advertised himself as pro-abortion friendly to get elected in Massachusetts, then earlier this year sent signals to the right that he's an undercover pro-lifer. Now he's vacillating in the same week. Earlier this week, he supported an exemption in the new requirement that hospitals distribute the Plan B morning after pill for hospitals that objected on moral or religious grounds (i.e., Catholic ones). After his lieutenant governor slammed the position, Romney's legal counsel interpreted the statute yesterday so as not to exempt such private hospitals.

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