Why am I posting this? Because I find it funny that too many Christians, my sisters and brothers, have rushed to defend Romney as the standard barer of religious freedom. Yet, his words last night puts him on the side of the President in forcing employers to provide contraceptive coverage:
I’d just note that I don’t believe that bureaucrats in Washington should tell someone whether they can use contraceptives or not, and I don’t believe employers should tell someone whether they could have contraceptive care or not. Every woman in America should have access to contraceptives. And the President’s statement of my policy is completely and totally wrong.
This is nothing new, actually, because Romney has had several different positions on this issue,
After suggesting Wednesday that he did not support a controversial measure allowing U.S. employers to opt out of a rule requiring them to provide employees with contraceptive health coverage, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney quickly clarified his position,affirming in a radio interview that “of course I support the Blunt Amendment.” (here)
Remember, Romney was steadfastedly pro-choice,
Why in the world do Christians as Christians trust this guy to be pro-religious freedom and pro-life?
- Romney Pushed Contraception Mandate in Debate (bungalowbillscw.blogspot.com)
- Cristina Page: Romney’s Massive Contraception Scaleback Plan (huffingtonpost.com)