Heard a bit of Mitt's speech today, sadly it occured right at drop-off and I didn't have the semblance of mind to DVR it, but of what I heard it was a pretty good speech. I do think he's talking like President Monson kinda, but that's another blog for another day (entitled: How to Talk like a GA, or dress like a General Relief Society President).
I really feel for Mitt though, I have waffled on things myself.
Up til' about college I had strong feelings that a woman should be able to make her own choice. She had to deal with the pregnancy and the suffering and I didn't want the man to be able to control her in that way (aka, don't do the deed with them at all if you want control of your own body). But, then I think it was President Hunter who gave a talk saying that if we felt something was wrong, we should promote laws that make that act illegal. I have always felt abortion is wrong, I would hope most people feel that way. Hence, if it's truly wrong, it should be against the law.
So, I had a mind shift. I am adamantly Pro-Life now. I believe the woman made her choice when she opened her legs, prior to then she could have all the choices she wanted. Obviously, in cases where she didn't make her mind up -- incest or rape those are different decisions. Also, a mother who is unable to sustain her own life through a pregnancy is a matter which requires much though, and a possible abortion, although rare.
I think Mitt had a similar feeling, and I don't think that's necessarily a bad thing. I don't want a Hilary Clinton who one day wants 5000 dollar college bonds for babies born, and the next wants health care for everyone. It does seem as though Mr. Romney has thought out his waffling, and if we are a society that can't change our minds, we shouldn't have Costco. :)
Interesting to see what the punnets think about this speech. Very interesting indeedy.