The Obama administration recently issued a regulation requiring all employers except religious organizations to include contraceptives in their employees' health insurance. The Catholic Church and various politicians have accused the administration of violating the church's religious freedom. Although the administration has modified its original regulation, it continues to be attacked for "waging war" on religious freedom.
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West, Ellis. "Catholic Claims Stretch the First Amendment." Editorial. Richmond Times-Dispatch, February 19, 2012.