BOSTON -- Mitt Romney picked an unlikely backdrop for launching a 2008 presidential bid: his veto of an emergency contraception bill passed by the state legislature. The legislation requires hospitals to offer the "morning after" pill to patients -- a provision exempting Catholic institutions was stripped -- and makes it available without a prescription.
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