Bob McDonnell Previously Opposed Rape And Incest Exceptions – Only Shifted When He Was Being Considered For Vice-Presidency.
According to The Virginian-Pilot, “As a legislator, attorney general and governor, Bob McDonnell has said he opposes abortion in all but one instance: if continuing the pregnancy would put the woman’s life in danger. But McDonnell, a possible vice presidential candidate, recently said through his spokesman that he would also allow it in cases of rape or incest. The statement has prompted many supporters and opponents to believe that he has modified one of his core political stances. Some suspect he has done so to improve his chances of being picked as a running mate for presumed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, whose own position on abortion has shifted over time but makes exceptions for rape, incest and the life of the woman.” [The Virginian-Pilot, 4/23/12]