Romney’s contraception stance has changed since 2005
’05 contraception stance similar to Obama’s now
Mitt Romney this week accused President Obama of ordering “religious organizations to violate their conscience’’ - referring to a White House decision that requires all health plans, even those covering employees at Catholic hospitals, charities and colleges, provide free birth control. But a review of Romney’s tenure as Massachusetts governor shows that he took a similar step. In December 2005, Romney, acting on his legal counsel’s interpretation of a new state law, required all hospitals, including Catholic ones, to provide emergency contraception to rape victims, even though some Catholics view the morning-after pill as a form of abortion.