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Romney rips Obama on HHS mandate; critics rip Romney

Catholic World News - February 03, 2012

In an editorial column for the Washington Examiner, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has denounced the Obama administration for requiring Catholic institutions to provide contraceptive coverage in health-care policies. Romney writes:

I stand with the Catholic Bishops and all religious organizations in their strenuous objection to this liberty- and conscience-stifling regulation. I am committed to overturning Obamacare root and branch. If I am elected President, on day one of my administration I will issue an executive order directing my Secretary of Health and Human Services to issue a waiver from its requirements to all 50 states. And on day one I will eliminate the Obama administration rule that compels religious institutions to violate the tenets of their own faith. Such rules don’t belong in the America that I believe in.

Ironically the Boston Globe on the same date features a report that in Massachusetts in 2005, then-Governor Romney reversed a decision by his legal department to rule that Catholic institutions were bound by a new state law requiring hospitals to provide the abortifacient “morning-after” pill to rape victims.

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  • Posted by: mrschips19308196 - Feb. 03, 2012 8:49 PM ET USA

    Cornelius, many good people have come more into line with moral truth....how else to account for the growing prolife numbers.

  • Posted by: Cornelius - Feb. 03, 2012 4:26 PM ET USA

    This highlights exactly why I am ambivalent with respect to Romney. He seems to lack genuine conviction or any deeply rooted principles. But I steadfastly remain an ABO - Anbody But Obama!

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