Biden: We 'Screwed Up' Birth-Control Mandate

Thursday, 01 Mar 2012 11:30 PM

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Vice President Biden admitted Thursday that the Obama administration "screwed up" the first iteration of the contraception mandate that has enraged Catholics and evangelical voters.

Biden, who is Catholic, told a crowd at Iowa State University Thursday that the the second version of the rule is "where it should have been in the first place."

"The conscience clause is being honored in its literal sense," Biden said, according to The Hill. "What is happening now is that we have been able to provide what was hard to set up — it got screwed up in the first iteration — in that any hospital, no matter where it is, no matter who runs it, profit or non-profit, religious-based or otherwise, has to provide insurance to their employees like everybody else does," Biden said.

His comments come the same day the Senate voted 51-48 Thursday to kill a controversial amendment that would weaken the administration's mandate.

Editor’s Note: Get the Truth About Obama

"The fact of the matter is, the ultimate resolution to this problem is where it should have been in the first place," the vice president said. "I was the one that was tasked to meet with the National Conference of Bishops, and others and Cardinal [Tim] Dolan, to talk about this."

But the vice president didn’t calm Dolan.

“While there may be an openness to respond to some of our concerns, we reserve judgment on the details until we have them,” said Dolan, the president of the National Conference.


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Missouri Dems: Rand Paul Was Right - Ferguson Looked Like Fallujah

Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 22:13 PM

Sen. Rand Paul was right about the dangers of militarizing local police, two Missouri Democratic lawmakers concede.

Gen. Hayden to Newsmax: ISIS Vying for World Dominance With al-Qaida

Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 21:26 PM

The Islamic State (ISIS) is competing with al-Qaida and could easily attack the United States to establish itself as the . . .

Romney and Ryan Reunite in Chicago, Call for Fair Probe in Ferguson

Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 21:20 PM

Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his running mate, Paul Ryan, are reuniting in Chicago in their first j . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved