US: White House defends contraception rules as criticisms mount

Reuters – The Obama administration is willing to work with Catholic universities, hospitals and other church-affiliated employers to implement a new policy that requires health insurers to offer birth control coverage, a top adviser to the president’s re-election campaign said on Tuesday. David Axelrod, a senior campaign adviser to President Barack Obama, said the administration had heard the Church’s concerns and never intended to “abridge anyone’s religious freedom.” Read article