Apparently Romney thinks it is time to make it clear that he is a moderate on abortion and contraception. This seems to me like a great way to gain 5 undecided votes and remind hundreds of thousands in swing states that there isn’t that much of a difference between the parties, so why bother showing up to vote?
ROMNEY: 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 of not. Every woman in America should have access to contraceptives. And — and the — and the president’s statement of my policy is completely and totally wrong. (Source)
Asked whether insurers should be required to cover birth control, Romney said, “Well it’s a question as to, should you get a car painted, you know, red or blue. I mean you can decide which you’d like. People who want to have contraceptive health insurance can choose that in their policy. Those that don’t have — that choose not to can buy a policy with or without. It depends on the kind of policy you buy of course.” (Source)
There’s no legislation with regards to abortion that I’m familiar with that would become part of my agenda (Source)
I am very interested in whether this makes a difference to any of my pro-life/anti-HHS mandate friends. It does not make a difference to me, because I do not expect either candidate for president to actually be pro-life, and so I think it crucial to weigh the balance of all of their policies. But it leaves me bewildered by why my deeply pro-life friends are so very happy to vote for Romney.
What are your thoughts?
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