The paper trail will not withstand the scruity of prolifers.
Not all conservative Catholics in Massachusetts are enamored of Romney. C.J. Doyle, executive director of the Catholic Action League, faulted Romney for not trying to push through a religious exemption administratively rather than filing a bill that will likely fail.
"He can tell evangelicals and pro-lifers around the country that he's fighting for religious freedom, but he knows that there are simply no votes in the Legislature to procure that exemption," he said.