Liberal Catholics challenge bishops on Obama's contraception rule
February 15th, 2012
04:56 PM ET
2 years ago

Liberal Catholics challenge bishops on Obama's contraception rule

Washington (CNN) - America’s Catholic bishops have criticized the White House’s mandate for insurers to provide free contraception coverage to employees, but plenty of other Catholic groups have endorsed the plan – some taking swipes at the bishops in the process.

“The Catholic bishops and their allies in the Republican Party are increasingly isolated,” James Salt, executive director of a liberal group called Catholics United, said in a statement over the weekend supporting the White House’s contraception rule.

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soundoff (31 Responses)
  1. ms

    I thought it was a great compromise. The president showed a willingness to work with them and still leave women our right to choose. They're going to lose women's support and votes. They've already lost mine.

    February 15, 2012 10:30 pm at 10:30 pm |
  2. Larry L

    I suspect "santorum" is a fairly common product in the private rooms of the Bishops. What's going on under the pink hats and robes? Maybe we should investigate this probability?

    February 15, 2012 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  3. repo the repos

    Can you say wedge issue? Nothing more, nothing less. The repos are getting nuttier by the minute.

    February 15, 2012 11:16 pm at 11:16 pm |
  4. Sage Sophos

    With young boys catholic bishops needs no contraceptions! but for sure they need moral cleansing.

    February 16, 2012 12:02 am at 12:02 am |
  5. Marry

    @vic , nashville ,tn – very well said!
    GOP/TP, let’s have some “Respect of MY Conscience” and also my "Brain" because, they work very nicely, thank you! (That's why I will not vote for any of you!) So, churches stay out of my bedroom! The same goes for the GOP/TP!
    By the way, how is Santorum paying for the treatment of his sick child? Insurance covering her condition? Has to pay himself? How much? Can every family afford that? Just asking…

    February 16, 2012 02:43 am at 2:43 am |
  6. Anonymous

    Like something straight out of Orwell's 1984 the GOBP deathcult is now officially the anti-sex party.

    February 16, 2012 07:44 am at 7:44 am |
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