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Romney's Change of Heart on Abortion

Cal Thomas | Syndicated Columnist | Thursday, December 1, 2011

Romney's Change of Heart on Abortion

I have long been troubled by Mitt Romney's change of heart on abortion. Now a column by Kathleen Parker in the Washington Post yesterday offers fresh and I think credible information for his change of position.

Parker spoke with William Hurlbut, a physician and professor of biomedical ethics at Stanford University Medical Schools. Parker writes, "For several hours, Hurlbut and Romney met in the governor's office and went through the dynamics of conception, embryonic development and the repercussions of research that targets nascent human life."

By the time their conversation ended, Romney was headed in the opposite direction ... toward protecting life at all stages. Romney had once told me that Mormon doctrine teaches life begins at birth when the baby takes its first breath. I will want to follow up with him about this, but Parker's column offers some satisfaction to those of us who have been pro-life for years and want to know more about Romney's conversion.

I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.

Publication date: December 1, 2011