Mitt Romney sparked controversy on Wednesday after he told a reporter in Ohio that he would oppose a bill proposed by Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) which would permit employers to deny coverage of contraception (and other health services) to their employees on the basis of personal moral objections (video below).
Romney said: “I’m not for the bill. But look, the idea of presidential candidates getting into questions about contraception, within a relation between a man and a woman, a husband and wife, I’m not going there.”
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But later, Romney said that he misunderstood the question (video below) and said he does support the Blunt amendment, which failed in the Senate today 51-48. Romney then implied that the late Sen. Ted Kennedy would have supported it as well.