Romney: Contraception 'Working Just Fine'

Mitt Romney fields a question about the constitutionality of contraception.
3:31 | 01/07/12

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Governor Romney a lot of -- straight to -- senator Santorum has been very clear in his belief that the Supreme Court was wrong. When it decided that a right to privacy was embedded. In the constitution fought -- that he believes that states have the right to ban. Contraception I should that -- cities not recommending. It's they do that well I'll clear that absolutely condemned -- you do -- -- tenth amendment and the right but I didn't want to get to that -- question governor Romney. Do you believe that states have the right to ban contraception. Or is that trumped by -- constitutional right to privacy. George this is an unusual a topic that you -- that states have a right to ban contraception I can't imagine the state banning contraception. I can't imagine the circumstances were state would want to do so and -- -- over a governor of the state -- went wrong oral or -- or a little -- of -- state I would totally and completely oppose any effort to ban contraception. I -- so you're asking. Given the fact that there's no state that wants to do so. And I don't know of any candidate to wants to do so you're asking couldn't constitutionally be done we can ask your constitutional steered. A. I'm not sure congressman Bob -- I'm contacting going to do you believe that states have that right earn. George I I don't know what the state has right to ban contraception no state wants to meet the idea of a -- putting forward. Things that states might want to do that -- state to state wanted to ask you do with they could do it or not it's kind of a silly thing I think I'm not -- hot. You know very well that this -- hasn't done -- has a Supreme Court decided that the -- -- out of the right provide contraception as they if I don't know I believe 65 Griswold -- Connecticut I believe in the that the law of the land is that spoken by the Supreme Court and that if we disagree with the Supreme Court. And occasionally I do. Then we have a process under the constitution. To change that decision and its its -- the amendment process. And and where we have Francis right now we're we're having issues relate to same sex marriage my view is we should have a federal. Amendment of the constitution defining marriage as relationship between a man and a woman. But I no of of no reason to talk about -- receptions. I just have -- the Supreme Court decision finding the right to privacy in the constitution I don't believe they decided that that correctly in my view Roe vs. Wade was improperly decided it was based upon that same principle. And that -- and in my view if we had justices like Roberts Alito Thomas and Scalia and more justices like that. They might well decide to return this issue to states is supposed to saying it's in the federal constitution and by the way. If the people say it should be in the federal constitution. That instead of having elected judges stuff -- in there what it's not there. We should lot of people. To express their own views through amendment and added to the constitution. But this idea that just suggested that in my case -- should that be done in the shouldn't be done and kicked it in this case to allow states to ban contraception. No struggle dates don't want to ban contraception so why would we thought what we're trying to put -- of the constitution. But but with regards to gay marriage I told you that's what I would have -- amend the constitution contraception. It's working just fine just -- -- -- We -- we're. All. Get into axis of the question. Do you believe. That the Supreme Court should -- I believe the Supreme Court should overturn what we do I believe Supreme Court should overturn Roe vs. Wade yes. I do.

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