Blunt Amendment

Senate Rejects Republican Birth Control Challenge
March 1st, 2012

By a vote of 51 to 48, the Democratic-controlled Senate on Thursday voted down a proposal to overturn the contraception requirement brought by Republicans who call Mr. Obama’s plan an assault on religious liberty.

Elections 2012: Mitt Romney Backtracks on Comment Opposing Blunt Amendment
March 1st, 2012

In an interview with Ohio News Network on Wednesday, Mitt Romney said he opposed a controversial amendment that would allow employers to opt out of covering any kind of health benefit for moral reasons. But minutes after his answer was broadcast, the Romney campaign was insisting he actually backed the bill.