GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan sees no place for the Obama Administration’s contraception mandate.
At a Saturday campaign event in Orlando, Fla., the Associated Press reports that Ryan was asked about whether he would press Vice President and fellow Catholic Joe Biden on his views in relation to the 2012 Democratic Party platform.
Ryan’s answer turned straight to the piece of Obamacare providing birth control access. He vowed to remove that requirement for insurance providers, including Catholic hospitals and universities, on “day one.”
“It will be gone,” Ryan told onlookers at the University of Central Florida. “I can guarantee you that.”
Back on February 10, Ryan offered similar criticisms of Obama’s contraception plan. In a statement released on his website, the Wisconsin congressman deemed it an “affront to religious liberty.”
The contraception rule went into effect on Aug. 1, 2012, ending co-pays for private-insurance patients seeking birth control.