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Romney Vows To Be A "Pro-Life President"

10/11/2012 1:57 PM ET

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney sought to clarify in remarks Wednesday that he will govern as a "pro-life president."

The comments came after Romney caused a stir by telling an Iowa newspaper that his agenda did not include legislation related to abortion.

Speaking to reporters in Ohio, Romney said he would act quickly as president to get rid of funding for Planned Parenthood and reinstate the "Mexico City Policy," which prohibits the use of federal funds for promoting abortions abroad.

"I think I've said time and again. I'm a pro-life candidate. I'll be a pro-life president," Romney said. "The actions I'll take immediately are to remove funding for Planned Parenthood. It will not be part of my budget."

"And also I've indicated I'll reverse the Mexico City position of the president. I will reinstate the Mexico City policy," he added.

The comments came a day after Romney told the Des Moines Register that there is "no legislation with regards to abortion that I'm familiar with that would become part of my agenda."

The Romney campaign later attempted to clarify the remarks, saying Romney would support legislation protecting life, but the Obama campaign has argued that the comments are proof that the former Massachusetts Governor will say anything to get elected.

by RTT Staff Writer

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