For almost a week, the firestorm surrounding the decision by the nation’s largest breast cancer charity to Planned Parenthood has not become a campaign issue. But on Monday, Mitt Romney weighed in to support defunding Planned Parenthood.
Asked whether Susan G. Komen for the Cure should support Planned Parenthood, Romney told
conservative talk show host Stott Hennen, “I don’t think so.” Romney then added, “I also feel that the government should cut off funding to Planned Parenthood. Look, the idea that we’re subsidizing an institution that provides abortion, in my view, is wrong.”
The comments are in line with Romney’s attempt to prove his social conservative side to voters heading into close contest with Rick Santorum in Minnesota. In addition to commenting on the Komen decision, Romney also made comments
Monday about the Obama administration’s decision to require religious hospitals, schools, and charities to include coverage of contraception in their employees’ health care plans: “We must have a president who is willing to protect America's first right, our right to worship God according to the dictates of our own conscience." "I am a pro-life individual," Romney assured Hennen Monday.