This story first appeared online at The Hill on November 22, 2011.
Cain signs anti-abortion pledge, leaving Romney as sole GOP presidential outlier
By Julian Pecquet
Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has signed the Susan B. Anthony List’s anti-abortion pledge, leaving Mitt Romney as the only major candidate who hasn’t done so.
The “Pro-Life Presidential Leadership” pledge commits candidates to abide by four pro-life goals if elected to the presidency.
Rep. Michele Bachman (Minn.), former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (Ga.), Rep. Ron Paul (Texas), Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Sen. Rick Santorum (Pa.) have already signed the pledged, as did Rep. Thad McCotter (Mich.) and former Gov. Tim Pawlenty (Minn.) before withdrawing from the race.
That leaves Romney, whose past support for abortion rights makes him suspect to many conservatives, as the sole outlier.
Romney has consistently led the GOP presidential race, but remains suspect with many conservative voters. Different candidates from the right have challenged Romney for the lead, with Gingrich now seen as a top contender.
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