Last month, the National Journal reported:
Mitt Romney’s eldest sister, who has backed prominent Democrats for office and is in Tampa showing support for her brother, had some reassuring words Wednesday for women concerned about the Republican Party’s hard line on abortion.
Mitt Romney would never make abortions illegal as president, Jane Romney said when National Journal asked her about the subject after a “Women for Mitt” event. "He’s not going to be touching any of that,” she said. “It’s not his focus.”
Democratic warnings that abortion rights are under threat are an ungrounded fear tactic, Jane Romney said. “That’s what women are afraid of, but that’s conjured,” she said. “Personally, I don’t think abortion should be used as a football in the political arena.”
I’ve always suspected that’s what Mitt Romney really thinks about abortion. It’s strange that this startling piece of news has not had more prominent coverage.
Probably, liberals don’t want to mention this because they think that Mitt would get more votes from moderates if it were known that he would “never make abortions illegal.” But ironically, conservatives also don’t want to mention this because they think that Romney needs to be anti-abortion to bring out the base.