Ann Romney says all parents deserve respect

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By CHARLES BABINGTON, Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ann Romney says parents never stop parenting or worrying about their children. She says mothers and fathers deserve respect whether they work outside the home or not.

The wife of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney briefly addressed the NRA convention Friday in St. Louis before her husband spoke.

A Democratic activist set off a tempest Wednesday by saying Ann Romney has "never worked a day in her life."

Ann Romney stayed home to raise the couple's five sons.

She gave a "shout-out" Friday to all working moms and dads, and said she loves them all.

Mitt Romney used the NRA gathering to make his first public comments on the issue. He said he believes all moms are working moms and called his wife a hero.

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