As Governor of Massachusetts in 2005, Mitt Romney required all Massachusetts 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.
Republican rival Newt Gingrich has already raised that decision on the campaign trail. Will it become an issue for primary voters, or in the general election against President Obama? President Obama is also under fire, from Roman Catholic bishops, for issuing an order last month requiring religious institutions to provide free birth control to employees.
- Wall Street Journal: Gingrich Vows To Overturn 'Anti-Religious' Policies
- Boston Globe: Romney Shifted On 'Conscience' Issue
- Tracy Jan, national political reporter for the Boston Globe
This segment aired on February 6, 2012.