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WASHINGTON -- Republican Mitt Romney said he doesn't support a Senate Republican effort that would allow employers to deny insurance coverage based on moral objections and that critics say could limit birth control. Romney's campaign immediately reversed his position.

In an interview with Ohio News Network, Romney was asked if he supported Sen. Roy Blunt's amendment. It's scheduled for a vote on Thursday.

Romney said he doesn't back the measure but added that he doesn't like presidential candidates, in his words, "getting into questions about contraception within a relationship between a man and a woman."

A Romney spokeswoman said the question was asked in a confusing way. She said Romney supports the Blunt amendment.

Conservatives have rallied behind Blunt's move, and have been quick to criticize Romney's initial statement.