Romney backs Rubio-Blunt bill giving employers “moral” right to deny birth control coverage to women
(Source: Attack Watch)
Tomorrow, the Senate will vote on Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s “Respect For Rights of Conscience” amendment. The far-reaching bill would allow any insurer or employer to deny coverage for birth control or any other medical services if they decide it conflicts with their “beliefs or moral convictions.” The measure is intended as a response to President Obama’s determination that women should have access to free preventive health care, like contraception, no matter where they work.
Mitt Romney, however, called the President’s rule “liberty—and conscience—stifling” as well as a “serious assault” on the Constitution. And after he briefly flirted with opposition to the Rubio-Blunt bill, Romney flipped within the hour to forcefully declaring, “Of course I support that amendment, I clearly want to have religious exemption from Obamacare.”