Thursday, August 9, 2012

Obama says HHS mandate 'was the right thing to do.'

President reaffirms support at Denver rally and downplays mandate's controversy
A screenshot of President Barack Obama approaching the podium at a campaign
event in Denver, Colorado Aug 8. The president told the rally he will continue to
support mandatory contraceptive coverage and said this was "the right thing to do."
The B.C. Catholic has Catholic News Agency's coverage of President Barack Obama's campaign stop in Denver, Colo, where the president once again reaffirmed his support for the controversial HHS mandate:

President Obama criticized his opponent, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, for favouring legislation the president said would “allow any employer to deny contraceptive coverage to their employees.”
“It would be up to the employer to decide. Your boss, telling you what’s best for your health, your safety,” the president said.
“I don’t think your boss should get to control the health care that you get. I don’t think that insurance companies should control the care that you get. I don’t think politicians should control the care that you get.”
The Department of Health and Human Services mandate requires most employers to provide insurance coverage for sterilization and contraception, including some abortion-causing drugs. It went into effect for many employers on Aug. 1.
Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.

Below is a video by Revealing Politics, where Caleb Bonham interviews attendees after the Obama rally about their views on the contraception mandate:

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