Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle covered up Mitt Romney's extreme position on reproductive rights, claiming that Romney “didn't say that he was going to overturn Roe v. Wade,” the 1973 Supreme Court decision that established a legal right to abortion. But Romney has clearly articulated his desire that the ruling be overturned.
On October 15, Fox News' The Five played an ad from MoveOn.org critical of Romney's positions on women's health. Commenting on the ad, Guilfoyle said, “Mitt Romney didn't say that he was going to overturn Roe v. Wade. That's an absolute falsehood.”
Fox's attempt to conceal Romney's extreme stance on reproductive rights echoes Romney's efforts to moderate his position on abortion. In a recent interview with The Des Moines Register's editorial board, Romney said: “There's no legislation with regards to abortion that I'm familiar with that would become part of my agenda.”
Mitt believes that life begins at conception and wishes that the laws of our nation reflected that view. But while the nation remains so divided, he believes that the right next step is for the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade -- a case of blatant judicial activism that took a decision that should be left to the people and placed it in the hands of unelected judges. With Roe overturned, states will be empowered through the democratic process to determine their own abortion laws and not have them dictated by judicial mandate.
Romney has also stated that if elected, he would prefer to appoint Supreme Court justices who would reverse Roe v. Wade. In 2007, Romney said, “I would like to see, for instance, Roe v. Wade overturned.”
Moreover, Romney has repeatedly advocated for anti-abortion legislation and has pledged support for the long-time Republican platform plank on abortion, which calls for a constitutional amendment to outlaw abortions without exceptions for pregnancies that result from rape and incest.
He has also promised to “reinstate the Mexico City Policy to ensure that non-governmental organizations that receive funding from America refrain from performing or promoting abortion services, as a method of family planning, in other countries.”