Rock Your Vote: A Presidential Candidate Primer

Still not sure if you're an Obama Girl or a Romney-ac? Our election cheat sheet explains where the presidential candidates stand on seven key issues. Take this to the polls!

By Nona Willis Aronowitz

October 8, 2012 3:24 PM
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Abortion

Barack Obama:

HIS RECORD Strongly supports a woman's right to choose. First day in office, reversed the "global gag rule," which prevented groups receiving U.S. aid from providing abortion services or information.

IF HE WINS Federal laws would stay the same, but states would keep chipping away at theirs.

Mitt Romney:

HIS RECORD Despite a pro-choice past, Romney's been running as a pro-lifer since 2006 (although he supports abortion rights in cases of rape or incest).

IF HE WINS Hopes a future Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade, but says for now he'd leave it up to the states.

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