Frontrunner Mitt Romney has been taking a lot of criticism from challengers for his evolving positions on abortion since he began running for the Republican presidential nomination.
But now a pro-Romney PAC in Florida is trying to turn the tables on former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, bringing his”abortion-supporting” past to the forefront, too.
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Via The Miami Herald:
It’s a two-man Republican presidential race in Florida, if the mail from the pro-Mitt Romney Restore Our Future PAC is any indication. It’s dropping two mail pieces on Florida Republicans that savage former House Speaker Newt Gingrich for, well, you name it.
“A conservative would not give 60 million taxpayer dollars a year to the United Nations Population Fund, which supports China’s brutal one-child policy,” says one mail piece.
The accusation is eerily reminiscent of that of Iowa Pro-Life Action, which was pushing the same meme prior to the Iowa caucus.
But Gingrich, meanwhile, is still attacking Romney on abortion rights in South Carolina. The Washington Post reports:
Whatever Gingrich wants to call it, this is a negative ad.
“What happened after Massachusetts moderate Mitt Romney changed his position from pro-abortion to pro-life?” a female narrator asks as a picture of an unhappy-looking Romney fills the screen and spooky music plays. “He governed pro-abortion.”
She continues: “Romney appointed a pro-abortion judge, expanded access to abortion pills, put Planned Parenthood on a state medical board but failed to put a pro-life group on the same board. And Romney signed government-mandated health care with taxpayer-funded abortions. Massachusetts moderate Mitt Romney: He can’t be trusted.”
Gingrich has admitted that without a win in South Carolina, he will likely consider ending his campaign, making the Florida attacks from Romney’s PAC somewhat useless in the long run.