Obama refused to do that, but gave a verbal agreement to do so by presidential fiat (meaning a future president could change it) that allowed several pro life Democrats to support the bill. The suspicious bishops say, no they wanted it on paper, but the PC nuns running Catholic hospitals said: We trust you and we will back the bill.
Then, a "panel of experts" who were pro abortion passed a mandate that said birth control and abortifactant pills were part of the bill.
So I am happy some alternative sites noticed this: the conservative American Thinker, who quotes an article in the NYSun.
Writing in the New York Sun, McCaughey lays out what is wrong with the Justice’s declaration about Obamacare: she asserted that the statute itself mandates provision of birth control.
Not one word in the Affordable Care Act guarantees health plans will cover birth control products. There is no right. President Obama and his Secretary of Health and Human Services added that requirement by regulation. Women have a constitutionally protected right to use birth control, but nothing guarantees that they can get it from an employer.
another lie being spread it that this is only a constitutional issue. Nope. Perhaps in the past one could argue to stretch the first amendment to disallow stopping the payment for another person's birth control, but Clinton passed a religious freedom bill after the Supreme court nixed allowing American Indians of traditional religion from being allowed to use peyote even though it was illegal.