Romney expresses opposition to Alabama abortion ban

Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyJon Huntsman expected to run for governor in Utah Trump Jr's 'Triggered' debuts at No. 1 on NY Times bestseller list Club for Growth extends advertising against House Dems over impeachment MORE (R-Utah) said in an interview that aired Sunday that he does not support Alabama's abortion ban because he believes there should be exceptions for cases of rape and incest. 

"I don't support the Alabama law," said said during an appearance on CNN"s "State of the Union." "I believe that there ought to be exceptions...for rape and incest and where the life of the mother is at risk."



"You're seeing laws on both sides of this argument that are in the extreme," he added "I don't think that's productive, I think something much more toward the center makes a lot more sense." 


Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) last week signed a bill into law to outlaw abortion except for when there are threats to the mother's life. The legislation does not have exceptions for cases of rape and incest and is the most restrictive in the country.

Romney joined other prominent Republicans in calling for the exceptions, including President TrumpDonald John TrumpGOP senators balk at lengthy impeachment trial Warren goes local in race to build 2020 movement 2020 Democrats make play for veterans' votes MORE, who said he supports exceptions for rape, incest and danger to the life of the mother. Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDanielRonna Romney McDanielPaul dismisses Bevin loss, touts 'red wave' in other Kentucky races Trump and his allies downplay GOP loss in Kentucky governor's race GOP senators frustrated with Romney jabs at Trump MORE, who is Romney's niece, also said she supports exceptions for rape and incest.