facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Rubio defends Romney on contraception

Oct. 21, 2012 at 3:38 PM   |   Comments

| License Photo
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Conservative U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said Sunday presidential candidate Mitt Romney was not wobbling on contraception and abortion.

Rubio said on NBC's "Meet the Press" Romney's pro-life credentials were never in doubt but he was also in favor of exceptions.

"He is pro-life and he has talked about how he's pro-life," Rubio said. "He also believes in certain exceptions."

Rubio said Romney took issue with the Obama administration insisting the Catholic Church include contraception in their employee health insurance plans and opposed "Washington bureaucrats" dictating terms to employers.

At the same time, Romney favored exemptions only to companies and entities with long and established moral objections to contraception. Companies offering "fake" objections just to save money were not likely to obtain such exemptions, Rubio said.

"It has to be a real objection," Rubio said. "Certainly if they were faking the objection, I think they would be pilloried in public -- in public coverage of it."

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
1
Medal of Honor to be awarded to Civil War soldier
2
Colombia releases notorious hitman 'Popeye'
3
Firing range instructor shot by 9-year-old girl dies
4
U.S. military jet crash lands in rural Virginia
5
Bodies of missing family found in Oregon lake
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback