Pagans and uppity feminists are responsible for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' 2012 contraceptive rule, according to Fox News contributor Liz Trotta.


In a Sunday speech on Fox News attacking the Affordable Care Act, Trotta described the so-called contraception mandate as a "brazen violation of the separation between church and state."

The HHS mandate requires employers to provide health insurance plans that cover FDA-approved contraceptive drugs and devices at no cost. Catholic officials have said the regulation violates the religious freedom of business owners who have moral objections to the use of contraception.

Trotta claimed the Obama administration was attempting to "placate perpetually outraged feminists" by imposing the new rule.

"Some would add that such disregard is deeply rooted in the extraordinary creeping paganism that makes a mockery of the so-called separation between church and state, not to mention the President's very oath of office," she added.

Trotta concluded her attack by suggesting that Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) could be Catholics if they supported contraception. She told Pelosi to "stay out of" her church.

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