In response to the controversy over his refusal to sign the Susan B. Anthony List “pledge,” Mitt takes to the pages of NRO to deliver a pledge of his own:
I am pro-life and believe that abortion should be limited to only instances of rape, incest, or to save the life of the mother.
I support the reversal of Roe v. Wade, because it is bad law and bad medicine. Roe was a misguided ruling that was a result of a small group of activist federal judges legislating from the bench.
I support the Hyde Amendment, which broadly bars the use of federal funds for abortions. And as president, I will support efforts to prohibit federal funding for any organization like Planned Parenthood, which primarily performs abortions or offers abortion-related services.
I will reinstate the Mexico City Policy to ensure that nongovernmental organizations that receive funding from America refrain from performing or promoting abortion services, as a method of family planning, in other countries. This includes ending American funding for any United Nations or other foreign assistance program that promotes or performs abortions on women around the world.
I will advocate for and support a Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act to protect unborn children who are capable of feeling pain from abortion.
And perhaps most importantly, I will only appoint judges who adhere to the Constitution and the laws as they are written, not as they want them to be written.
Read the whole thing. To be clear, I oppose abortion in all cases except when the life of the mother is medically at stake. But for my candidate for President of the United States, I am entirely pleased with this statement, and if he can reinstate the Mexico City Policy, nominate good judges, and defund Planned Parenthood, then he’ll accomplish more for the pro-life cause than any president since the Supreme Court decided Roe.