On Anniversary Of Roe, Romney Condemns Decision As ‘One Of The Darkest Moments In Supreme Court History’

On the 39th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark Roe v. Wade decision, GOP contender Mitt Romney denounced the ruling as “one of the darkest moments in Supreme Court history” and committed himself to overturning women’s constitutional right to an abortion. “Today, we recommit ourselves to reversing that decision, for in the quiet of conscience, people of both political parties know that more than a million abortions a year cannot be squared with the good heart of America,” Romney said. In 2002 he signed a pledge for Planned Parenthood of Massachusetts that declared his support for “the substance of the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade” and “state funding of abortion services through Medicaid for low-income women.”