(LifeNews.com) — Vice President Joe Biden spoke to students at Iowa State University yesterday afternoon and admitted that the Obama Administration “screwed up” on protecting rights of conscience when the Obama administration issued its controversial mandate.

“I was the one that was tasked to meet with the National Conference of Bishops, and others and Cardinal Dolan, to talk about this,” Biden said in videotaped remarks that are making their way across the Internet today. “The fact of the matter is, the ultimate resolution to this problem is where it should have been in the first place.”

“The conscience clause is being honored in its literal sense. What is happening now is that we have been able to provide what was hard to set up — it got screwed up in the first iteration — is that any hospital, no matter where it is, no matter who runs it, profit or non profit, religious based or otherwise, has to provide insurance to their employees like everybody else does,” he said.

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