Santorum still against contraception rule despite alteration

Count Rick Santorum among Republicans who still disagree with the Obama administration's new rule on contraceptives, even after the president announced a change meant to appease critics.

"What the president is trying to do is force a religious organization, someone who has First Amendment rights, to do something that specifically violates those First Amendment rights for, frankly, no good reason," Santorum said at the Conservative Political Action Conference Friday in Washington, D.C.

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Earlier that day President Obama announced a change to a rule requiring that certain religious organizations provide contraceptive care for employees. The Friday alteration requires an employee's insurance provider make available contraceptive care if the organization in question objects to providing that coverage itself.

When asked whether the rules change made a difference, the former Pennsylvania senator flatly said "No, not at all."

"This is a clear intrusion of people's fundamental liberties," Santorum added.

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