Republican Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is planning to visit the presidential battleground state of South Carolina this week, his first trip to the state since garnering Senator Jim DeMint's endorsement earlier this month.

DeMint is scheduled to appear alongside Romney at a Rotary club meeting in Aiken, South Carolina. DeMint has also sent a letter encouraging support for Romney to thousands of his supporters earlier this month.

Romney has recently come under increased scrutiny for changing his positions on social issues to appear more conservative. The clip below includes excerpts from Romney's 1994 senatorial debate against Senator Ted Kennedy. Romney says he believes "that abortion should be safe and legal in this country" and that he supports "the right of a woman to make that choice."