Liberals are having a feast attacking Rep. Presidential candidate Mitt Romney for suddenly being anti-abortion when not too long ago he was pro-choice.
Romney spoke at a Rotary Club in Aiken on Monday before heading to Mount Pleasant to announce former Gov. Jim Edwards, the state's first GOP governor since Reconstruction, former U.S. Rep. Tommy Hartnett and Republican National Committeewoman Cindy Costa had signed on to his campaign.
Romney he also had to answer a question about how he changed his mind on abortion. Romney said for years he was "effectively pro-choice" because a family member died in an illegal abortion in the 1960s.
But he changed his mind in part because of a discussion about stem cell research with Harvard University leaders in which one of them said destroying an embryo at 14 days isn't a moral issue.
"It struck me very powerfully at that point that the Roe v. Wade approach has so cheapened the value of human life that somebody could think it's not a moral issue to destroy embryos," Romney said.
Ok, so Romney's changed his mind about abortion. Big deal. At least Romney can admit it. Wherein lies the problem for liberals who go after Romney, but refuse to acknowledge their own supportive stances on key issues they now strongly oppose.
That's why Hillary Clinton can get away with saying that the President should clean up his own mess for a war she once voted to approve. And why John Edwards, who also supported the war in Iraq, can act like that never happened and campaign for President as an anti-war propopent . And why liberals almost never talk about the fact that Norma McCorvey (aka "Jane Roe" in "Roe vs. Wade") and 25 year supporter of abortion rights is now a staunch pro-lifer.