Griswold vs. Obama

Earlier this year George Stephanopoulos took advantage of his status as a debate "moderator" to ask Governor Romney "do you believe that states have the right to ban contraception? Or is that trumped by a constitutional right to privacy?" If you go back and read the transcript, the exchange at this point gets garbled. Weirdly foreshadowing the current debate over forcing religious institutions to pay for contraception, here's how it reads: ROMNEY: George, I -- I don't know whether a state has a right to ban contraception. No state wants to. I mean, the idea of you putting forward things that states might want to do that no -- no state wants to do and asking me whether they could do it or not is kind of a silly thing, I think. (APPLAUSE) STEPHANOPOULOS: Hold on a second. Governor, you went to Harvard Law School. You know very well this is based on... ROMNEY: Has the Supreme Court -- has the Supreme Court decided that states do not have the right to provide contraception?...(Read Full Article)