Obama: 'Religious Liberty is Critical,' But...

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In an interview with Louisiana reporter Karen Swensen of Eyewitness News, President Barack Obama responds to a question posed by a voter: 'What can you say about a healthcare bill that'll mandate insurance companies to provide birth control, sterilization, etc. to employees of Catholic universities, hospitals and churches since this goes against the Catholic religion?'

Obama responds that 'religious liberty is critical' but insists 'we did say that big Catholic hospitals or universities who employ a lot of non-Catholics and who receive a lot of federal money' don't have the right to not provide health insurance which covers birth control for their employees. 

Nevermind that instituations are required to follow the mandate regardless of whether or not they recieve federal funds. 

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