Barack Obama stands with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelious as he announces that insurance companies and not religious employers will cover the cost of mandated free contraceptive coverage at the White house in Washington, D.C., Feb. 10, 2012.
Originally published on Mon February 13, 2012 7:00 am
John McCormack is a staff writer for The Weekly Standard.
On Feb. 9, the Democratic party appeared to be in disarray over the Obama administration's decree that private insurance plans, including those offered by religious organizations, must provide free coverage of contraception, sterilization procedures, and abortifacients.
Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-NJ, speaks as Sen. Blumenthal, D-Conn, and Sen. Boxer, D-Calif, during a news conference on Feb. 8, 2012 in Washington, D.C. The news conference was to discuss the Obama administration's requiring employers to provide free contraceptive in their health coverage.