Some members of President Barack Obama’s own party are voicing their displeasure with the Administration on the controversial rule that religious schools and hospitals must provide contraceptive coverage for their employees, Fox News reported.
According to the news outlet, though Democratic women lawmakers have voiced their support of the President on the issue, other members of the party are split over the new birth control policy. Republicans have condemned the move as an “unambiguous attack on religious freedom in our country.”
Representative Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.) noted that the decision “violates the long-standing tradition of protection for conscience rights in federal law.”
The White House responded to the outcry by arguing that Obama was sensitive to the objections that people had and was looking for a way to allay the concerns that some groups had over the rule, according to Fox News.
CBS News reported that the head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops urged the President to reverse his decision, as he called the move a “terribly misguided judgement,” and noted the massive negative reaction that occurred.