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A Mitt Romney Abortion Timeline

The Obama campaign may have over-reached when they said Romney wants to "outlaw" abortion. But Romney has held many postions on the issue.

Posted on April 14, 2012, at 2:03 p.m. ET

1. Romney in 1994: I support Roe v. Wade

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2. Romney in 2002: "Unequivocally" pro-choice

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3. Romney in 2005: I'm pro-life but will maintain the pro-choice status quo

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4. Romney in 2007: I'd be "delighted" to sign a bill banning abortion across the country

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5. Romney in 2007: Extend 14th amendment to unborn child, banning abortion

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6. Romney in 2008: Return abortion to the states

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7. Romney in 2012: Return abortion to the states

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8. Romney in 2012: I recognize the issue of abortion has been "settled for some time in the courts."

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9. Romney in October 2012: “There’s no legislation with regards to abortion that I’m familiar with that would become part of my agenda."

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His campaign later told Katrina Trinko of National Review Romney "would of course support legislation aimed at providing greater protections for life."

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.