No one is forcing Catholics to take birth control, but, the Catholic Church, one of the largest employers in the US, with millions of non-Catholics in their health care system, wants non-tax status from the gov't, but doesn't want to follow gov't rules. Of course, the right-wing is banging the drums and screaming, but a majority of Catholics don't even agree with the anti-birth control doctrine. And, if they really cared about abortion, they wouldn't fight against birth control, the single best way to avoid abortions. Obviously, the Pubs will jump on any issue to criticize the pres and divide the people. This is a clear cut legal matter, BUT, that has never stopped the religious right from forcing their dogma on everyone.