This must have been a slip-up. The White House isn’t exactly prone to admitting mistakes. Frankly, I’m surprised they haven’t found a way to blame Bush yet.
President Obama’s chief of staff said what religious organizations around the country have been thinking for weeks, as he seemed to acknowledge that the original contraception mandate “violated” their freedom of conscience.
“No institution that has — [no] non-profit institution — that has religious principles that we violated has to pay for or directly offer these services,” White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew said yesterday on Fox News Sunday. “But women have access to the kinds of care that they are entitled to.”