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Political opponents are doing their best to turn a dispute over how his health care law applies to Catholic run institutions.
Into an election issue.
Senior White House foreign affairs correspondent Wendell Goler has the latest.
Republicans increased their outrage on the campaign trail this is a very hostile present it to people of faith.
And on Capitol Hill condemning the Obama administration's requirement that Catholic institutions provide insurance for workers that covers contraception.
What the administration has done he's really an unprecedented in terms of both parties have respected.
Real religious liberty.
White House officials promised talks with the institutions on how to implement the policy but denied reports they were ready to compromise.
The president is committed to ensuring that women have access.
Without paying any extra costs no matter where they were the Catholic churches are exempt from the requirement but hospital -- university insurance policies would be required to pay for birth control pills for workers.
Which they now only cover for medical reasons other than contraception.
Likewise they might have to pay for Tubal ligation for women of childbearing age.
Democratic lawmakers say the religious freedom claim is a smoke screen the issue is women's rights.
The power to decide whether or not -- use contraception.
Lies with the woman.
Not her boss.
But liberal commentator Mark Shields himself a Catholic says the administration has gone too far from the conscience clauses.
Deepen our tradition it's.
Quakers a time of war.
Its seventh day -- and has not been forced to work no.
Homeless advocates meanwhile the Pentagon's been drawn into this by the army chief of chaplains request that army priests not read part of and archbishop's letter vowing quote.
We cannot we will not comply with -- unjust law.
-- notes the chief of chaplains request was quickly quashed.
I would -- certainly hope that.
In reporting on this you noted that chaplains -- absolutely free to express as they should be their opinion on on this matter.
But house speaker John Boehner is determined to go beyond just expressing opinions on the HHS requirement.
If the president does not reverse the department's attack -- religious freedom.
And then the congress action on behalf of the American people and the constitution.
That were sworn what pulled defends.
-- Late today of former Virginia democratic governor Tim Kaine and Connecticut independent senator Joseph Lieberman both announced.
They oppose the HHS rule.
A house committee will hold hearings on repealing it early next month Democrats say they would use every tool at their disposal to block the repeal -- When the -- live in north lawn.
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