Religious leaders in the United States have formed an alliance against a ruling by President Barack Obama aimed at ensuring women have access through their employers to birth control.
The rule was announced on 20 January. Mr Obama backed down a little last week, saying religious organisations opposed to the plan would not have to pay for making contraception available.
But the ABC reports that is not enough for a number of religious groups and the issue could stay alive in the 2012 presidential election.
The revised approach puts the burden on insurance companies.