McConnell Vows Contraceptive Controversy "Will Not Go Away"
Appearing on CBS News' "Face the Nation" Sunday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., pledged President Obama will face continued challenges from Congress and the courts regarding insurance coverage of birth control.Last week, the president announced a compromise over a rule that required full contraception insurance coverage for female employees at religiously affiliated institutions. Several Catholic groups and other organizations had voiced concern that the new law would undermine their religious principles.Mr. Obama's political opponents charged it violated individuals and organization's freedom of religion and the president quickly intervened with a middle of the road offer. The White House will now require insurers be the ones responsible to offer complete coverage that is free of charge to any women who work at such institutions.But McConnell says Mr. Obama's original plan underscores the administration believes the Constitution takes a back seat to its ideological goals. From CBS News: