Mitt Romney’s Sister Assures Female Voters: ‘He’s Not Going To Be Touching’ Abortion

Mitt Romney’s sister assured “Women for Mitt” that if her brother is elected President, he won’t pursue the anti-abortion policies he espouses on the campaign trail.

In an interview with National Journal, Mitt’s sister Jane Romney said that her brother won’t “be touching” the issue of 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.” […]

[The Republican platform] does not specify any exceptions.

But as Jane Romney put it, “Mitt’s much more in the middle” when it comes to abortion.

Though he recently told CBS News that he supports abortion in cases of rape, incest, and when the “health and life” of the woman is in danger, Romney has sought to cultivate a anti-abortion image that resonates with the Republican base. He’s said he’d be “delighted” to sign a bill banning all abortions, and has pledged to appoint to the Supreme Court conservative judges who would likely overturn Roe v Wade, and allow sates to outlaw the procedure.

Jane and Mitt Romney might not be ideological equivalents. At least on one occasion, Jane donated $250 to Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), the pro-choice Democrat from California.