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White House defends contraception rules as criticisms mount

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration is willing to work with Catholic universities, hospitals and other church-affiliated employers to implement a new policy that requires health insurers to offer birth control coverage, a top adviser to the president's re-election campaign said on Tuesday.

David Axelrod, a senior campaign adviser to President Barack Obama, said the administration had heard the Church's concerns and never intended to "abridge anyone's religious freedom."

But he gave no sign that the administration would reverse course under intensifying pressure from Church leaders and political heat from Republican presidential candidates.

"This is an important issue. It's important for millions of women across this country. We want to resolve it in an appropriate way, and we're going to do that," he said in remarks on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program.


2 Comments in Response to

Comment by Temper Bay
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This further violation of the Constitution, and this so very blatant violation is worth defending against with arms. 

Comment by Doug Nusbaum
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I would have prefered that the pedophiles at the RCC spent just a quarter of the time addressing the problem of the rape and abuse of actual living children that they have spend on theoretical children. But like the mafia, the most important thing is to protect "the family", and (continue to) fuck the victims. 

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