Romney’s Stance on Contraception Becomes More Vague
Mitt Romney was questioned about the states’ right to ban contraception during the GOP debate held in Manchester. The Republican presidential replied that he had no idea why he was asked the question. George Stephanopoulos asked Romney if he believes that the states have constitutional right to privacy even if the US Supreme Court ruled in two landmark cases that they don’t have the right to ban contraception.
Rick Santorum has brought up 1965’s Griswold vs. Connecticut landmark case during his campaign in New Hampshire. He believed that the Supreme Court was wrong in its decided on the two landmark cases because the Constitution didn’t have a privacy right.
Romney seemed annoyed by the persistence of the questioning and at the same time gave out the idea that he didn’t know anything about issue. He asked whether the Supreme Court has decided that states do not have the right to ban contraception.
Stephanopoulos said that it did in 1965 Griswold vs. Connecticut. Romney then lectured about how Americans have the right to amend the Constitution and he would want to amend it to ban same-sex marriage. With regards to contraception, he said that it is fine and should be left alone.