Boston, Mass., Aug 9, 2012 / 12:50 pm
The campaign of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has released an ad accusing President Obama of declaring "war on religion" by supporting the controversial HHS mandate.
"President Obama used his healthcare plan to declare war on religion, forcing religious institutions to go against their faith," the ad says.
"Mitt Romney believes that's wrong," it states.
The ad, titled "Be Not Afraid," draws on a Feb. 1 column by Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson to say that President Obama has declared war on religion.