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Kmiec breaks with Obama over HHS mandate

February 07, 2012

Doug Kmiec, the pro-life law professor who became a prominent support of Barack Obama’s presidential campaign and later served as ambassador to Malta, has broken ranks with the White House on the HHS mandate, and indicated that he may not vote for Obama’s re-election.

In an open letter to the President, Kmiec, asked why the administration had “put the cold calculus of politics above faith and freedom” by requiring Church-related groups to include contraception in health-care coverage. “Where is the common good, sir, in not making room for the great Catholic traditions of education, health care, and meeting the needs of the least among us?” he asked.

Kmiec said that at the moment he is “unhappily without a candidate” in the 2012 presidential election.


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  • Posted by: Frodo1945 - Feb. 07, 2012 9:43 PM ET USA

    Who cares what Kmiec thinks or says? He has no credibility. I hope this is the last we hear about him.

  • Posted by: williiam ronner - Feb. 07, 2012 8:53 PM ET USA

    Too late, too little. You are an educated man, yet those far less gifted than you knew this was coming. You owe American Catholics an apology.