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A fight over faith and freedom those thousands rallied across the country today.
Against what they say as a growing federal encroachment on religion.
One of the biggest issues the health and human services mandate on contraception.
Chief national correspondent Jim Angle has more.
Movement called stand up for religious freedom held 154.
Rallies around the country today like this went on Capitol Hill to protest an administration ruling that would force all Catholic institutions other than churches.
Such as schools hospitals and charities to provide contraceptive coverage including abortion inducing drugs.
The dispute prompted lawsuits which were praised by lawmakers who joined -- -- I applaud you for not only being here today I have plot the authority three groups -- haven't did not have filed a lawsuit against this mandate.
-- that's every single.
Unmarried and no matter what their religious beliefs -- other view other abortion maybe -- freedom is our god given right and no policymakers can take it away.
Administration sought to turn the entire dispute into a battle over contraception.
Calling it a war on women.
Which Catholics vigorously dispute.
I and everyone in this crowd are here to say.
We say no to this mandate.
And -- to the government's paternalistic efforts to tell women what health.
Means another Catholic official tells fox the issue has nothing to do with contraception.
It's not about contraception.
I think leonidas contraception is widely available in our society you can get a front nine dollars a month -- mart and the government already has all kinds of programs set off trip for three.
Deadly groups argued against being forced to provide the forward you contraception making them an extension of government policy.
After the rally on Capitol Hill the Washington group -- the Supreme Court where the dozen lawsuits over this issue are likely to end up.
The first Supreme Court decision of course will be on the challenge to the individual mandate in the health care law and a new fox poll finds that 60% of those polled.
See that as a violation of individual rights while only 36%.
Find it acceptable.
On the dispute with Catholics the public is more closely divided with 47 present agree with the administration while 41%.
Agree with Catholic groups.
This is the beginning of a wider and likely your process -- protests in the administration's actions along with the court challenges of course.
So the administration.
Has a real fight on its hands -- Jim thank you.
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