Religion | As the White House reconsiders forcing religious groups to offer coverage for contraception and abortion, the left pushes back against allowing this kind of choice
by Emily Belz
Posted 12/05/11, 03:23 am
WASHINGTON-The Obama administration has ended the government's anti-trafficking contracts with Catholic groups, which many say are the best in the business, and insisted that under its healthcare law many Christian groups must offer insurance coverage for contraceptives and abortifacients, prompting the first lawsuit on that issue. Against that backdrop, Archbishop Timothy Dolan, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), visited the Oval Office towards the beginning of November for what he described as an "extraordinarily friendly" meeting with President Obama.