No way the Dems are giving up this “war on women” mantra, they’re convinced it’s working to win over voters (even though polls show otherwise).
(Daily Caller) — White House spokesman Jay Carney on Thursday dismissed calls for a reconsideration of President Barack Obama’s controversial regulation of the health care policies offered by religious organizations, one day after Catholic leaders repeated their offer to hash out an agreement.
“The solution that was reached here . . . has been reached, and we firmly believe that it achieves the goals that the president set,” Carney said at Thursday’s White House press conference.
But “government has no place defining religion and religious ministry,” said the Mar. 14 statement by the top-level administrative committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
“If this [regulatory] definition is allowed to stand, it will spread throughout federal law, weakening its healthy tradition of generous respect for religious freedom and diversity . . . [and] is unprecedented in federal law, which has long been generous in protecting the rights of individuals not to act against their religious beliefs or moral convictions,” said the statement.