Thursday, October 27, 2011
Huffington Post: Michele Bachmann Denies Abortion Comment: 'I Don't Think I Ever Said That', by Laura Bassett:
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), who in early October introduced a bill in the House of Representatives that would force women to listen to the fetal heartbeat before having an abortion, made the surprising comment in Iowa recently that abortion bans should be left up to the states.
"I think that's referring to late-term abortion, and I think that's something that most people find anathema, and they would prefer to see it outlawed," she told the Iowa Republican in response to a question about abortion bans. "That's a state issue, and so it's up to the people of Iowa to decide what they want to do."
A week later, she denied having ever had that conversation, despite the video of her comments that was posted online. . . .