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Romney Flip-Flops on Contraception

The king of flip-flopping is at it again. When asked by a reporter whether he supported a controversial contraception measure being considered by the Senate, Romney said he's "not for the bill." The measure, which was introduced by Republican Sen. Roy Blunt in response to President Obama's birth-control compromise, would allow employers to decline to provide contraception coverage to women. "The idea of presidential candidates getting into questions about contraception within a relationship between a man and a woman, husband, and wife, I'm not going there," Romney told the reporter in a clear jab at Rick Santorum, who has gone there many times. Romney's campaign promptly denied that the former Massachusetts governor opposed Blunt's amendment, saying he was confused by the reporter's question. Mitt then clarified his stance in another interview later Wednesday, saying he wants people to have a "religious exemption from Obamacare."

February 29, 2012 7:40 PM