Romney surrogate tells voters Roe v. Wade won't be overturned

"The reality is that choice is an issue for a lot of people, an important issue. President Bush was president eight years; Roe v. Wade wasn’t reversed. He had two Supreme Court picks; Roe v. Wade wasn’t reversed. It's not going to be reversed," Coleman said.

The comments came in response to a question about the influence of religious conservatives on the GOP, according to a report. Video of Coleman's remark was captured by FeatureStoryNews.

Abortion has been front and center during the 2012 race for the White House. Coleman is an adviser to Romney, who has pledged to govern as a "pro-life president" and said he'd like to see the Supreme Court reverse Roe v. Wade.

The divisive 1973 decision gave American women abortion rights and is anathema to conservatives who believe life begins at conception.

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