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Tuesday, Jan 31 2012

Huffington Post: Mitt Romney Slams Birth Control Decision Similar To One He Made In Massachusetts

Jan 31, 2012

On January 30, 2012, the Huffington Post reported:

The Mitt Romney campaign sharply criticized President Barack Obama’s recent decision to require most religiously affiliated employers to offer their employees birth control coverage in an email to The New York Times Sunday, calling it a “direct attack on religious liberty.” But in 2005, Romney made an almost identical decision as governor of Massachusetts.

Romney vetoed a bill that would require hospitals to offer emergency contraception to rape victims, but the Massachusetts legislature overturned that veto. He then changed his position on the issue, denying Catholic and other private hospitals an exemption that would have allowed them to refuse to offer the pill to their patients.

Read the whole article here.

Published: Jan 31, 2012

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