Activists protest federal contraceptive rule at Indianapolis rally
June 8, 2012 4:30PM
Updated: June 8, 2012 11:40PM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Anti-abortion activists in Indiana have joined national protests against new rules governing access to contraception.
Roughly 300 people gathered on the south lawn of the Indiana Statehouse on Friday as part of a national wave of protests from conservatives and religious groups against an Obama administration rule requiring religious institutions to provide contraceptive coverage as part of their healthcare plans.
Monsignor Joe Schaedel of St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Indianapolis tells protesters that talk of exemptions from the Obama administration are hollow.
Jane Boss, 48, said the administration’s interference with religious organizations inspired her to drive more than two hours from the southern Indiana city of Corydon to attend the Indianapolis rally.
The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule soon on the federal healthcare law.