As president, Biden says he’d keep harassing Little Sisters of the Poor on contraception

As president, Biden says he’d keep harassing Little Sisters of the Poor on contraception
Joe Biden (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – His flip-flopped repeatedly, but selling his soul on this issue may came with a hefty price.]

Hours after the Little Sisters of the Poor won — again — at the Supreme Court on Wednesday, Joe Biden pledged to fight like hell to roll back conscience protections for Catholic nuns and other religious employers who object to providing contraceptives.

The first version of ObamaCare’s contraceptive mandate offered a narrow exclusion only for churches. But Vice President Biden “argued internally for a stronger exemption than what was in the initial rule,” according to “Reclaiming Hope,” a memoir by Michael Wear, who worked on faith issues in the White House. Mr. Biden even “arranged for Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, the head of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, to meet with President Obama.”

A 2014 New Yorker profile corroborates this account: “In 2011, Biden objected to an Administration plan to require Catholic hospitals and other institutions to cover contraceptives under the Affordable Care Act.”…

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