Rubio Develops ‘Romnesia’ While Trying To Explain Romney’s Position On Contraception
Not only would the Blunt Amendment prevent women from gaining access to abortion, but Romney has also pledged to repeal the Affordable Care Act writ large. Doing so, would eliminate provisions that require insurers and employers to offer contraception coverage without additional co-pays. Romney’s pledge to defund Planned Parenthood would also significantly weaken women’s access to affordable contraception.
Romney and Paul Ryan have both supported personhood amendments — on the state or federal level — that would outlaw all abortion, as well as some forms of contraception and in vitro fertilization. As Romney put it during a GOP debate in 2007, ‘I would welcome a circumstance where there was such a consensus in this country that we said, we don’t want to have abortion in this country at all, period.’ ‘[I]f the Congress [banned abortion], we had that kind of consensus in that country, terrific.’