McConnell: Birth Control Mandate Against 1st Amendment

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The Roman Catholic Church is still at odds with President Obama over insurance coverage mandate for birth control.

On Feb. 10, the president put forward what he called "a compromise," shifting the burding to require insurance companies to pay for contraceptives. Catholic bishops have rejected the idea.

Senate Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. said he'll push for a bill to exempt any organization that has moral objections to the requirement.

Jordan Sekulow, chief counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice, says this issue represents a new culture war pitting liberals against religion. Click play for his comments. 

"The Bill of Rights is designed to protect the minority from the will of the majority," McConnell told CBS's "Face The Nation" on Sunday.

"This issue will not go away until the administration simply backs down. They don't have the authority under the First Amendment of the United States Constitution to tell someone in this country or some organization in this country what their religious beliefs are. Therein lies the problem," he said.

The White House said there's no more room for compromise.

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