That Etch-a-sketch to Moderate Mitt is still ongoing...
Romney Tries To Etch-A-Sketch Support For Blunt Amendment | TPMDCIts true Romney has never claimed bureaucrats or employers should be able to prohibit contraception. And hes never taken the position that women shouldnt have access to contraceptives.
But Romney inverted the issue. Obama criticized Romney not for opposing access to contraception, but for opposing a requirement that insurance cover contraceptives a requirement he signed into law and that influential religious groups, religiously-affiliated employers, and Republicans strongly opposed.
In response to Obamas contraception mandate, Senate Republicans led by Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) introduced an amendment that would have overturned the mandate and, as Obama described, allowed employers to deny coverage of birth control and any other services they deemed morally objectionable.
At the debate, Romney tried to make it appear as if he opposed the Blunt amendment. But thats not true. This issue dogged Romney during the GOP primary. Back in February, his opponents pounced when he told the Ohio News Network that he opposed Blunts bill. Romney quickly claimed hed misunderstood the question and insisted of course I support the Blunt amendment.