Over the weekend Newt Gingrich attacked Mitt Romney‘s support for abortion claiming that “Republican Party will not nominate a pro-abortion” candidate.
In December former Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann attacked Mr. Gingrich‘s abortion record saying he would not campaign for other Republican candidates who supported partial-birth aboriton.
When Mr. Gingrich was speaker of the house in 1998 he refused to vote in favor of a proposal that required Republican candidates to support a ban on partial-birth abortion. If they refused, the national Republican party would not finance their run for office. Mr. Gingrich stated the he thought the proposal would cause too much conflict within the party and limit its chances of retaining its majorty in the House of Representatives.
Mitt Romney supported abortion rights as recently as 2005 while he was the Governor of Massachusets. When he ran for the GOP Presidential nomination in 2007 he changed his position to pro-life.
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