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Biden: We 'Screwed up' Contraception Mandate
Politico ^ | 3/1/12 | Byron Tau and Donovan Slack

Posted on 03/02/2012 6:08:32 AM PST by marshmallow

Vice President Joe Biden, reflecting on the contraception debate that forced the administration to alter the policy to appease Catholic leaders, said that the administration "screwed up" the first version of the mandate.

“I was the one that was tasked to meet with the National Conference of Bishops, and others and Cardinal Dolan, to talk about this," Biden said in remarks at Iowa State University Thursday. "The fact of the matter is, the ultimate resolution to this problem is where it should have been in the first place.”

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TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Moral Issues; Religion & Politics

1 posted on 03/02/2012 6:08:36 AM PST by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow
Vice President Joe Biden, reflecting on the contraception debate that forced the administration to alter the policy to appease Catholic leaders,...

They didn't "alter" anything.

They don't even bother trying to pretend they're not lying anymore.

2 posted on 03/02/2012 6:18:19 AM PST by Joe the Pimpernel (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to behead anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: marshmallow
As if the second version where the church has to pay insurance companies to provide birth control and aboritfacient drugs, but the insurance company can't include it as a separate line item (i.e. it is called "free") is any better. They still haven't answered what happens if the church owned hospital or school is self-insured like many large organizations are.
3 posted on 03/02/2012 6:19:12 AM PST by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: marshmallow

They REALLY do think we are THAT stupid!? It is insulting.

4 posted on 03/02/2012 7:38:03 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (I liked the FREE REPUBLIC of years on end which NEVER had a problem with Rick Santorum, Conservative)
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To: KarlInOhio

the point is that the regulation hasn’t changed. Obama claimed he changed it, but the regulation stands, and we only have a claim that he will change it in the future.

5 posted on 03/02/2012 2:24:37 PM PST by LadyDoc
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To: marshmallow
You betcha the Obama Administration messed up!

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6 posted on 03/03/2012 3:34:16 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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