ROME (AP) — The top U.S. Catholic bishop vowed legislative and court
challenges Tuesday to a compromise by President Barack Obama to his
healthcare mandate that now exempts religiously affiliated institutions
from paying directly for birth control for their workers, instead making
insurance companies responsible.
Dolan, who heads the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said in an
interview with The Associated Press that he trusted Obama wasn't
anti-religious and intended to make good on his pledge to work with
religious groups to fine-tune the mandate.
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