Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky says President Barack Obama's plan regarding insurance coverage of birth control is a violation of the First Amendment.
Appearing on CBS' "Face the Nation," the Kentucky Republican called for Obama to "back down," saying the issue will not go away until the administration does so.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says President Obama is not looking at the issue correctly.
On Friday, President Obama unveiled a compromise aimed at tamping down an outcry over the administration's new policy on contraceptives. Under the compromise, religious-affiliated employers will not be required to provide birth control coverage. That covers Catholic hospitals and Catholic universities, among others. The burden falls to insurance companies to offer birth control services at such institutions, free of charge.