Tue, Feb 7, 2012 10:40 AM EST

In an interview on Monday, when asked whether he thinks Komen should provide funds to Planned Parenthood, presidential hopeful Mitt Romney said "I don't think so."

"I also feel that the government should cut off funding to Planned Parenthood," Romney told talk radio host Scott Hennen. "Look, the idea that we're subsidizing an institution that provides abortion, in my view, is wrong. Planned Parenthood oughta stand on its own feet and should not get government subsidy."

Romney had remained fairly quiet on his stance on sexual reproduction politics until earlier this week when President Obama released the January jobs report that pointed to signs of a better economy."With the U.S. economy improving, Mitt Romney is expanding his focus to other areas of attack against President Obama, and on Monday honed in on a social issue - contraception - that he has rarely discussed on the stump," CBS News pointed out.

During a January debate, Romney brushed aside a question about whether he would support a state ban on the sale of contraceptive drugs and devices as a "silly" non-issue.