Romney expresses opposition to Alabama abortion ban

Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyTrump, Biden have one debate goal: Don't lose Trump-Biden debate: High risk vs. low expectations Crenshaw looms large as Democrats look to flip Texas House seat 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." 

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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 TrumpNew Biden campaign ad jabs at Trump's reported 0 income tax payments Ocasio-Cortez: Trump contributed less in taxes 'than waitresses and undocumented immigrants' Third judge orders Postal Service to halt delivery cuts MORE, who said he supports exceptions for rape, incest and danger to the life of the mother. Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDanielRonna Romney McDanielNational Urban League, BET launch National Black Voter Day Trump officials defend president's coronavirus response amid Woodward revelations Sunday shows - Trump team defends coronavirus response MORE, who is Romney's niece, also said she supports exceptions for rape and incest.