Good news: Mitt Romney doesn’t have “Romnesia,” says Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.).
Rubio, who spoke with NBC’s David Gregory on “Meet the Press”Sunday morning, said the GOP presidential candidate had remained firm in his views on contraception and abortion throughout his campaign.
“He has never run away from his record as a pro-life candidate or a pro-life governor before that,” Rubio said. The Senator added that Romney does believe in abortions in the exceptions — rape, incest and saving a mother’s life, however.
Rubio also said the argument over employers supplying contraceptives was about religious freedom, not about limiting the rights of women.
“There are a handful of employers that have conscientious objections to [contraceptives], for example, the Catholic Church,” Rubio noted. “This is not an issue about contraception. No one is talking about banning contraception, no one is talking about preventing people from gaining access to contraception.
“This just happens to conflict with a constitutional principle of religious liberty. And for example, the Catholic Church teaches against contraception. And to force the Catholic Church or its institutions to have to pay for something that’s against their religious teachings violates their religious rights.”
During an appearance on ABC’s “This Week” Rubio added that Obama’s accusation that the GOP presidential candidate has “Romnesia” would not convince undecided voters.
“That fires up his base, folks that are going to vote for him anyway,” Sen. Rubio said. “But for the rest of Americans who are trying to make up their mind who to vote for, what they’re wondering is, ‘Well, that’s very cute, Mr. President, but what are you going to do for the future?’ ”