Earlier this year, after an outcry from conservative lawmakers and Catholic leaders, the Obama administration said it still would require birth control coverage but would mandate that insurance providers pick up the cost instead of religious-affiliated employers who who have moral objections to birth control. Churches already are exempt from the mandate. Georgetown, in response to calls to withdraw Kathleen Sebelius’ invitation, said that the school invites a wide variety of “high-profile” speakers and that Sebelius was chosen by students in the school’s Public Policy Institute to talk at their diploma ceremony.
At least three men could be seen and heard Friday protesting her speech to graduates at the Washington school’s Public Policy Institute.
The protesters were escorted out the building by police but were not arrested.