Mitt Romney Supports the GOP’s War on Women
In case you had any remaining doubt about how much Mitt Romney will pander to the social conservative right wing in order to get the Republican nomination, tonight he’s coming out in support of the anti-contraception Blunt amendment.
One day before a critical Senate vote that could loom large as a 2012 election issue, Mitt Romney came out for a congressional Republican measure designed to roll back the Obama administration’s requirement that employer health plans cover birth control.
“Governor Romney supports the Blunt Bill because he believes in a conscience exemption in health care for religious institutions and people of faith,” Romney spokesperson Andrea Saul told TPM.
The Blunt amendment, which is scheduled for a Senate vote on Thursday, would permit employers to deny coverage of birth control or other services they deem morally objectionable.