by Igor Volsky, Think Progress
Just one week after Rep. Todd Akin’s (R-MO) “legitimate rape” comments caused a political firestorm, Mitt Romney appears to have shifted his rhetoric on abortion.
Despite repeatedly insisting that he only supports abortion in cases of rape, incest, and if the woman’s life is in danger, Romney told CBS Evening News on Monday that he believes that the procedure should be legal if the woman’s “health and life” is in danger:
“My position has been clear throughout this campaign,” Romney said. “I’m in favor of abortion being legal in the case of rape and incest, and the health and life of the mother….This is a matter in the courts, it’s been settled for some time in the courts.” [MORE including video]