Mitt Romney on Abortion:
1994: "Abortion should be safe and legal in this country."
2002: “Let me make this very clear, I will preserve and protect a woman’s right to
2011: "I believe people understand that I'm firmly pro-life."
Mitt Romney on Homosexual Marriage:
1994: “As we seek to establish full equality [for gays], I will provide more effective
leadership than my opponent, [Edward Kennedy]".
2011: “I believe we should have a federal amendment to the Constitution that defines
marriage as between a man and a woman.”
Mitt Romney on Homosexuality in the Military:
1994: "[I support] gays and lesbians being able to serve openly and honestly."
2007: "‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ has worked well... We’re in the middle of a conflict. Now is
not the time for a change in that regard, and I don’t have a policy posture as to
allowing gays in the military to serve there openly."
Mitt Romney on Healthcare:
2007: “I’m proud of what we’ve done... If Massachusetts succeeds in implementing it, then
that will be a model for the nation.”
2011: "What works in one state may not be the answer for another."
Mitt Romney on Immigration:
2006: "[I am against] rounding up 11 million people and forcing them at gunpoint from
2008: "I disagree fundamentally that the 12 million people who come here illegally should
be allowed to stay here permanently. I think that is a form of amnesty and that it's
Mitt Romney on Campaign Finance Reform:
1994: "I would like to have campaign spending limits."
2007: "The American people should be free to advocate for their candidates and their
positions without burdensome limitations."
“I believe in my Mormon faith, and I endeavor to live by it. My faith is the faith of my fathers. I will be true to them and to my beliefs." (Mitt Romney, December 6, 2007)