The National Journal's Hotline blog reports that WH Press Secretary Scott McClellan says Pres. Bush would not support the bill
unless it contained exceptions for rape, incest and the life of the mother. Of the potential '08 GOP candidates MA Gov. Mitt Romney has only commented through a press secretary.
Spokesperson Julie Teer: "If Governor Romney were the Governor of South Dakota he would sign it.
The Governor believes that states should have the right to be pro-life if that is the will of the people."
So he is for sending Doctors to jail if they perform an abortion to save the life of the mother. Now, to be fair, this might be one of those cases where a calculating politician has a press secretary send up a trial balloon, or it might be flat out pandering to the lunatic right-wing fringe of the party. Either way, what a great way to kick off a campaign.