The pushback from the religious communities, and from other circles, is NOT about contraception!!
The Obama Administration’s decision to force the Catholic Church, in its role as “an employer” to provide access to birth control to its employees in their health care plans, is an interference with the teachings and iedologies of the religious institution.
Putting aside the fact that a large number of American Catholics disgaree with the Vatican’s position on birth control, the issue is not about the right to use birth control. It centers squarely on the whether the government’s interest outweighs the freedom of religion.
The position of the Obama Administration has brought a backlash, not just in the Catholic community (which heavily supported Obama in 2008), but in many other circles. Will this become a factor in November? Does it reflect the perception that the Obama Administration has launched an attack on religion? Time will tell.