MITT ROMNEY - Abortion

Romney is a pro-life candidate that believes most of Americans consider Abortion to be a problem. He openly believes that life begins at conception and he would work to make the nation's laws reflect that belief. The next step in the process to doing so would be for the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade and to turn over to the States the power to legislate abortion laws through the democratic process. He supports the Hyde Amendment, which greatly restricts the usage of federal funds in abortion situations, and he looks to end federal funding for those who advocate abortion such as Planned Parenthood.

He also states that given the opportunity, he would nominate judges that "know the difference between personal opinion and the law."

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Leading up to the 2008 campaign, Barack Obama sat down with Saddleback Pastor Rick Warren to discuss hot issues. During this interview, he addressed the hot-button issue of abortion:

"I am pro-choice. I believe in Roe v. Wade. And I come to that conclusion, not because I'm pro-abortion, but because ultimately, I don't think women make these decisions casually. I think they wrestle with these things in profound ways...and so for me, the goal right now should do we reduce the number of abortions?"

Obama goes on to say that he is in favor of limiting late term abortions, with the exception of protecting the mother's health. He believes in providing resources, through healthcare, support, and adoption services, to help reduce the amount of unwanted pregnancies resulting in abortion.

[Watch Obama's Interview with Pastor Rick Warren]

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