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CULTURE WARS Romney: Abortion OK for Rape Victims Jewel Samad / AFP / GettyImages

Romney: Abortion OK for Rape Victims

During an interview with CBS News on Monday, Mitt Romney said that he believes abortion should be available to women who have been raped or are the victims of incest. Romney, who backed abortion rights when he ran for the Senate in Massachusetts, said he would also allow for abortions in cases where the mother’s health is at risk. His comments put him at odds with the Republican Party’s 2012 platform and his running mate, Paul Ryan, who has said the health exception is a major loophole. As a presidential candidate, Romney has said that Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that made abortion legal, should be overturned.

August 27, 2012 8:45 PM