FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
The Catholic Church is at odds with President Obama - which is not a comforting thought for Democrats in an election year.
And it all goes back to the president's health care law.
Catholic leaders are furious over a provision that requires all employers - including religious ones - to pay for contraceptives through health insurance plans.
This includes the birth control pill and Plan B.
Churches are exempt, but religious hospitals and schools must comply.
Critics say this provision violates their freedom of religion.
The Catholic Church opposes the use of contraceptives even though a large number of rank-and-file Catholics disagree.
Catholic leaders have called for protests and are asking the faithful to put political pressure on the administration. They say they will fight this thing out "with lawsuits, with court decisions, and maybe even in the streets."
Like we said, not what Mr. Obama needs in an election year.
Which is probably why the president's re-election campaign now says they're open to compromise.
David Axelrod tells MSNBC that they'll look for a way forward that "both guarantees women that basic preventive care that they need and respects the prerogatives of religious institutions."
There are 70 million Catholics in the U.S. and a lot of them live in critical swing states like Ohio, Pennsylvania, Colorado and Florida.
Back in 2008, President Obama won 54% of the Catholic vote.
Here’s my question to you: Does Pres. Obama risk alienating Catholic voters because of the birth control part of his health care law?
Tune in to the Situation Room at 5pm to see if Jack reads your answer on air.
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