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President Obama Hits Back At "Say Anything Mitt"

Mitt Romney has really taken the Obama administration to task for the recent ruling that the Affordable Care Act requires most insurance providers to cover contraceptive services:
“I’m just distressed as I watch our president try and infringe upon our rights; the First Amendment of the Constitution provides the right to worship in the way of our own choice,” Romney said to about 2,800 people Monday evening at a high-school gymnasium here.

“Did you understand that this administration argued before the Supreme Court that a church should not be able to determine who their ministers are but that government should decide who qualifies?”

He continued: “And by the way, you know that some of the members of the court are pretty liberal. You know what they decided? They decided 9-0 President Obama was wrong.”

Romney’s remarks, which deviated from his standard stump speech, come one day before the Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri contests in which Rick Santorum, a devout Catholic who is popular with prominent social conservatives, is faring well in the latter two states.

Romney was referring to a January high court ruling, which was limited to employment questions, that found that the Constitution allows for “special solicitude to the rights of religious organizations.” The ruling has been interpreted as a boost to Catholic groups challenging the contraception mandate in the 2010 Affordable Care Act.

“This just might be the same administration that said that the churches and the institutions they run such as schools and … adoptions agencies, hospitals, that they have to provide for their employees free of charge contraceptives, morning after pills, in other words abortive pills, and the like, at no cost,” Romney added.

“Think what that does to people who are in faiths that do not share those views. This is a violation of conscience. We must have a president who is willing to protect America’s first right, our right to worship God.”
The President's campaign team has responded with this infographic:


[via: BarackObama.com]
The "say anything Mitt" thing is harsh -- but it does appear that Romney is trying to have it both ways.

IF When Mitt Romney is the Republican nominee, these types of 'he opposes it now, but supported it when he was Governor of Massachusetts' attacks are going to be tough for Romney to defend.

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