Any time the Obama administration touches issues related to the
Roman Catholic Church, it seems to wind up in a rhetorical and moral
crossfire that leaves all involved wounded and angry. This is what’s
happening in the battle over how contraception should be covered under the new health-care law.
Partly because it mishandled the issue at the outset, the Obama team seems destined either to leave supporters in the reproductive-rights community irate or to put the president’s Catholic sympathizers in a much weakened position.