Santorum: Blunt Amendment Is Not About Birth Control

Rick Santorum insisted Sunday that the Blunt amendment is not about birth control, but about a broad exemption to ensure that employers never have to violate a religious belief.

“The issue is about whether the government can force you to do things that are against your conscience,” he said on Fox News Sunday.

Santorum brushed off questions about his personal objections to contraception, declaring that that’s not what his campaign has been talking about on the trail.

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