GOP Rep. Steve Chabot on the Birth Control Mandate

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The religious freedom restoration act of 2012 is the latest wrinkle in a debate over contraceptive use in America. Last month, President Obama announced a mandate that would require faith-based employers to cover contraceptive care. Women's rights advocates have supported this measure, but members of the clergy and republicans in Congress have rallied against it in the name of religious freedom. The Takeaway asked listeners where they fell in the argument.

Steve Chabot is a Republican congressman from Ohio and is sponsoring the "Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 2012," which would reverse the Obama administration's mandate.