Pres. Obama has attacked the 1st Amendment. He is trying to tell the Church what it must do in a matter of conscience based on natural law, reason, and doctrine.
The first clause of the 1st Amendment concerns freedom of religion.
The second clause concerns freedom of the press.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
If the Obama Adminstration can, though the erosion of the 1st Amendment, tell churches what to do and what to pay for, then eventually the press will be subjected to the same treatment.
How long before the Obama Administration makes a play for the press?
On news reports and from the shills of the Administration you will hear polling numbers about the number of Catholic women who have used artificial contraception. Sure, people sin all the time. Doctrine is based on reason and revelation, not polls and our propensity to do things that are wrong. On new reports and from shills of the mainstream media, you will read about how enlightened Pres. Obama is and how partisan the Church is. Sure, the liberal mainstream media pants after Obama like lickspittle sycophants. But there is a difference between being stupidly naive and therefore willingly giving the Administration cover and being told what you can or cannot publish.
Editors of papers and news programs should think long and hard about how they are covering this story.
They would do well do drop the shallow presentation of this as a fight between Pres. Obama and the Church about contraception and start defending the freedom of the Fourth Estate.