WH defends contraception policy against Catholic criticism
Politics behind war of words with church
- Duration 5:39
- Date May 23, 2012
Politics behind war of words with church
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So now this -- Between Catholic leaders in the Obama administration is not lost -- -- the White House defending its contraception policy after.
America's leading Catholic accusing illustration of strangling the church and that's not all.
Here's more from cardinal Timothy Dolan in New York.
-- So we -- And he went on to say a lot more with Fox News just this past week and Tucker Carlson's editor of the daily caller of Fox's contributor Alan Colmes is.
-- Alan Colmes radio show gentlemen good morning to -- I -- that figure three mornings running through this.
-- thread that connects you to this for first the politics -- That you actually the White House wants this fight.
Look I mean in the end if it's a choice between alienating the Catholic church and its core supporters -- faithful Catholics and alienating.
I don't know -- -- women in the suburbs female swing voters I mean of course the administration's gonna choose the former this may be an attempt.
To continue this war on women -- that I think the Obama campaign thinks it's getting something out that we may laugh at -- it may be absurd on its face but it may be the same time resident with some of these voters so.
I don't think that they choose these policies accidentally I don't think they weigh in by accident I think this may be a plan sixty million Catholics Stockard.
-- I -- voter is I don't know I gonna alienate those -- to get women what do you think.
I don't think they care I mean I think there's a lot of evidence the Obama administration is and the campaign has written off.
Those votes is untenable at the beginning and they're probably right.
I think that would -- -- -- -- here that.
They're not alienating the voters in May be alienating the Catholic leaders -- the hierarchy.
Of Catholic women who use birth control and actually support the policy and administration are being alienated.
The rank and file Catholics -- the one -- -- the leaders of the church.
But Allen addressed Tucker's point he says the White House wants this -- But there's not there -- no real fight win rank and file Catholics in fact they went and compromised and put the burden on the insurance companies and that wasn't good enough.
For the leadership -- the church so nothing's going to be good enough don't think at the church.
Of its Catholic Charities money from the federal government they get something like what's the number.
Two point nine billion dollars a year they get tax breaks from the government if they want to play by those rules that.
The -- there should be no government largesse what what what cardinal Dolan says repeatedly is that the the issues being lost.
What he argues Tucker is that it's not about contraception.
It's about religious freedom at the government succeeds on this.
On this issue.
Well what else would they push for events -- said that repeatedly in interviews.
I won't unlike down presume to speak for all Catholics I'm not one but it does the united to -- or no matter how you feel about contraception.
A question of religious liberty looked at the Catholic Church does want this -- birth control it's that simple you may agree disagree but that's a basic precept of theirs and to forced him to do it.
For political or ideological reasons is authoritarian and it's a terrible press I don't care what here.
Protestant designer doesn't matter what your religious -- it was Dolan as -- and say it's worth what is says is there should be an exemption for churches it if it had stopped there that -- Be fine.
Other things that -- -- yesterday are just go away -- -- that churches aren't being forced into anything and against the insurance companies and the burden is not on.
These Catholic institutions which replaces the public accommodation which employ -- not -- I don't know how Dolan says I'm not speaking for the church I'm just quoting statistics but I don't understand how.
How freedom is being or religious liberties and I being compromised here because it's already -- -- -- you know he argues under the law what the Walt tells the church.
Here's who we can.
And cannot administer to.
No and he believes that's the decision made by the church and not by the go to church is not.
Being forced to do anything the insurance companies the ones are being told you've got to provide service because he argues unconscious they cannot support this they're not they -- not -- -- -- -- -- and furthermore furthermore.
That that you got Dolan saying I'm gonna have to stop giving.
To the poor he actually threatened he wouldn't be able to continue doing charity work to some extent when he gets 62% of charity money from the government in the first place talk because this is it's clearly more important to the ideologues pushing this rule.
That they somehow make an ideological point about.
Or women's health.
Then serving -- four I mean -- you actually in the end force Catholic Charities out of the business of helping poor people and I -- That's so I don't recognize that for lessons -- -- -- helping to get more elegant and by providing a group gets thrown out on -- on a volunteer basis to win that I don't know how that stopped the church because it is causing all of their money like -- -- -- 62% of the -- says lord knows it's not a -- we -- force -- -- -- were relishing and we wanna put this behind us.
And get back to normal and be left alone but apparently that's not the case now.
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