Key Catholic group drops support for White House contraception plan
June 18th, 2012
05:21 PM ET
2 years ago

Key Catholic group drops support for White House contraception plan

(CNN) - The Obama administration's key Catholic ally on its controversial plan to require health insurers to provide free contraceptive coverage is dropping support for the plan, potentially complicating the president's relations with Catholics in an election year.

The Catholic Health Association, which comprises 2,000 Catholic hospitals, health systems and related organizations, said Friday that although it had initially supported what the White House called a compromise on the contraception issue, it is now "deeply concerned" about the plan and says the White House "has not relieved our initial concerns."

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  1. Obama - Protecting the rights of ILLEGAL ALIENS to invade our country while SUING states to make sure they can vote as well

    Yeah, Obama lied to all you fools that were willing to believe him. Now he just wants you to violate your religious beliefs and do what the government dictates you do. Don't feel special though. He has lied and decieved the entire country. THAT will be fixed this November.

    June 18, 2012 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  2. Myviewis

    Whether you're against it or for it I don't think it should be paid by government or employers. I have heard the argument that government should pay for low income women but my problem with that is that I see low income woman at the grocery store buying cigarettes, wine, beer and I do know they like partying and move on to the next man without a care. How do I know, because I do volunteer work. So low income, college students don't get my vote on this issue.

    June 18, 2012 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  3. louis perez

    These are some good Catholics, But they are in denial when it comes to priest molesting boys and being caught and punish, go pray for the pope, he is the one lying, pray for their sins you bunch of Catholics fools.

    June 18, 2012 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  4. Hank

    As if they matter. A good guess what those priests, nuns and the pope can all go do with their medieval way of thinking.

    June 18, 2012 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  5. Thomas

    Most Catholics support Birth Control .

    I'm sure they will be forgiven for being open minded !

    June 18, 2012 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  6. Michael A. Colletti

    The Catholic Church is ALWAYS RIGHT, and you must follow it blindlly, At age 81. you now know why I left the Church !

    June 18, 2012 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  7. rs

    Key Catholic groups need to figure out the world does not revolve around them, or their rather backwards and unsustanable image of women in the modern world.

    June 18, 2012 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  8. rs

    Obama – Protecting the rights of ILLEGAL ALIENS to invade our country while SUING states to make sure they can vote as well
    AMERICAN first, Catholic second.

    June 18, 2012 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  9. Vote the Tea Party OUT in 2012

    well I guess now the Republicans can be nice to some of the Catholic bishops again......seeing that when some came out against the Ryan plan the GOP turned their backs on them.

    June 18, 2012 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  10. gerald

    Thomas,
    First of all it depends on what Catholics we are talking about. The C&E Catholics or those who attend Mass on Sunday. Second of all it is a false assumption that those who have at some time used BC favor it. That is like saying that everyone who has extamarital affairs favors them. The fact is that most of married society has had them, yet I highly doubt you would find that most of society favors them. Most of society has lied at some point in their lives. In fact probably all of society has. Does this mean that everyone favors lying?

    June 18, 2012 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  11. mgg

    Catholic Hospitals in name only. Usually owned or run by Hospital Conglomerates.
    Organized religions current and historical rotten treatment of Women's Health not just Catholic based religions.

    June 18, 2012 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  12. Gurgyl

    Why??? Aren't they using???? Nonsense. They use in between four walls...

    June 18, 2012 08:54 pm at 8:54 pm |
  13. Donnie

    Obama lost my vote

    June 18, 2012 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |