BATTLE

Cardinal Fights Contraception Rule

The Obama administration's law to require employers to cover contraception for their employees is still being fought by some Catholic leaders and Republican lawmakers, although numbers show wide support even among regular Catholics. The head of the Catholic church in Chicago, Cardinal Francis George, has joined the fight against the Obama birth-control rule, writing a letter that will reportedly be read during church services this weekend. "We cannot—and will not—comply with this unjust law," George said, calling the rule a violation of religious freedoms. The Chicago Archdiocese serves 2.3 million people.