Against Abortion, Ann Romney Calls It a 'Tender Issue'

Mitt Romney's wife discusses women's issues on "The View."
3:00 | 10/18/12

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Transcript for Against Abortion, Ann Romney Calls It a 'Tender Issue'
We've been talking primarily about the women's issues. And -- one of the things with your husband was -- from when he was governor he was -- -- And now is against abortions except in the case of rape and incest and life and -- -- I want to what you're view these -- -- this morning when he was a cabinet have you changed and shouldn't have had discussions about. You know time that the good news says. I'm not running for office and I don't have to say what I feel but I am pro life I'm happy to say that. I'm minutes always been a pro life person he governed but when he ran as. A pro choice but it when a decision came across his plane that to me when a decision came across his desk to use. Embryos for experimentation. He lets -- -- this extent he he could not have the -- I'm his conscience creating human life for experimentation. And that's when he came out with an editorial saying -- -- I think we -- have to understand that this is an issue. That is so tender and there are people on both sides of the issue. That. Have that come with very good conscience come with a different opinion and I think the most important thing we can do. Is have respect for each other in this dialogue and understand that we are talking about two separate life so for me. You know I've I've been involved with -- in all these years we've been involved with our children and all the things that we've done in our life and this is a tender tender issue. And what I understand -- from going across this country have been doing now for about a year and a half on the campaign trail. Is a huge difference Barbara in what happened four years ago and what's happening now with women. And what they're talking to me about and it's it's heartbreaking -- women are talking to me about now. -- four years ago there were a lot of other issues that run the table this year. It's nearly ninety I would -- 95% of what I hear from women. -- help. Please help economic -- -- absolutely and and you know. If women are gonna have a -- I mean it's it's clear if you're really want to make a choice and those choices are about. Reproductive rights that's your choice if -- about -- current economic issues. And making a better future for your children. And making sure that we have this and that's the best the beauty of found what we have in this country is being able to have those choices. I feel I feel so strongly. This time I I I will tell you I did not want to do this again. I I did not want to do this again. This was. I'm very hard thing for me decide to go forward again I think people now and -- campaign to cut through all of this for the family to have to go through this to children have a hard time with that. I have a hard time with it and and yet I I felt. As though there was something my husband could -- this country that was uniquely he has. That he could bring better economic hope and prosperity to women and men and all Americans.

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