The Washington Post suggests that it would be controversial for Mitt Romney to pick Condoleezza Rice as a VP candidate due to Rice’s “mildly pro-choice” views. Rice has previously stated she supports parental notification and is against late-term abortions (as are most Americans). However, regarding Roe v. Wade, Rice has said, “I have not wanted to see the law changed because it’s an area that I worry about the government being involved in.”
Though Romney has not yet picked a VP candidate, some pro-life groups are already objecting to Rice, should she be picked, because of her stance on abortion. However Rice has previously indicated no interest in the VP candidacy.
Regardless of who Romney picks, or whether you intend to vote for Romney, Obama, or someone else, what do you think of this emphasis? Where does abortion weigh in on your decision when voting? Do you consider yourself a “single issue” voter because of abortion? Or is abortion one of many issues you weigh, and if so, how heavily do you weigh it compared to other issues?