Will contraception mandate cost Obama the Catholic vote?
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
- Duration 3:37
- Date Feb 1, 2012
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
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Welcome back Catholic leaders across this country up in arms over president Obama's health care mandate requiring all religious organizations.
To cover birth control for their employees.
Our own Ed Henry -- White House spokesperson Jay Carney about.
They're controversial decision.
Obviously administration justify.
Having the federal government -- to the law that basically forces people to violate.
The religious belief administration belief is that.
Strikes the appropriate balance between respecting religious beliefs.
And increasing access to important preventive services we will continue to work closely with religious groups.
During this transitional period to discuss their.
Well and they are concerned but will the White House's health care mandate cost President Obama.
The Catholic vote which you won last hundreds -- -- Fox News legal analyst Peter Johnson junior -- you.
We you know that -- the white house Press Secretary talks about a balance there is no balance and it's zero.
For religious liberty a 100% for pure political calculation to drive up to be -- democratic base for an election in 2012.
What's happened here is that there's been an edict by the United States America through the White House through -- things have believes that says to the Catholic Church.
And others listen.
We're really not concerned about your religious belief will give you another year to get in line you get in line by August 2013.
And you provide sterilization.
You provide a board -- -- meaning drugs like morning pill morning after pills and that many in the Catholic faith.
Believe killed -- the fetus.
And sold the Catholic faith says as a matter of teaching as a matter of fate as a matter of dogma.
We can't accept this right and you can't ask us to choose between adherence to an unconstitutional.
In our obedience to god.
And the White House is said well you know will work out the balance well there is no balance and I believe -- -- start constitutional violation has to be played on the court.
You know Peter it's interest -- because there's a liberal columnists in the Washington Post by the name of EJ Deon Barca.
-- what he said is that the White House is utterly botched this quote he says the issue quote his -- they have thrown the progressive -- allies.
Under the bus because if you're a Catholic you don't you don't believe in in the morning after pill and you don't believe your contraceptives and all that stuff.
And for the administration to ram it down their throat you've got to do it.
They're saying it's either my -- -- the high well clearly this is gonna affect the Catholic vote Obama won the Catholic vote in 2008 based upon those -- think it's very difficult.
And what you go to C you know you've heard it from bishops in Phoenix in Green Bay.
And archbishop Dolan cardinal designate Dolan.
In New York let's hear what he had to say in terms of speaking out against this provision all right.
This shouldn't happen and -- land where free exercise of religion ranks first in the bill of rights.
How about letting our elected leaders know that we want religious liberty and rights of conscience restored.
And the administration's mandate rescinded.
Senator rubio has a bill to stop this we're gonna see now whether the protection of religious liberty is really sacrosanct liberal.
A civil right and whether.
Those on the left will protect Civil Disobedience for religious liberty in the same way -- protected.
Four other causes that they find to be more palatable than let's say Civil Disobedience down America -- -- that.
That is interest in all right good to see if -- -- much okay chew on this morning is gonna happen Fareed god.