Catholic Bishops Reject Compromise On Contraceptives
It seems the third time wasn't the charm, after all.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has officially rejected the Obama Administration's latest attempt to ensure that women with health insurance get access to no-cost contraceptive coverage without violating the rights of religious employers.
The administration issued the rules last Friday. While other groups that oppose abortion and birth control immediately dismissed the proposal, the influential bishops held back, saying only that they "welcomed the opportunity to study the proposed regulations closely."
Now, however, it's clear that this attempt by the administration doesn't clear the bar for the bishops, either.