PEORIA-Area religious groups are rallying against government healthcare policies.
Dozens of people gathered in downtown Peoria today to call on the Obama administration to drop the mandate that employers provide contraception coverage in healthcare policies. Activists say it's keeping them from practicing their religion.
Central Illinois Right to Life member, Karen Guth said, "They are trying to say specifically what we as religious people are able to afford and tell us that they demand that we do things even thought they are against our religious beliefs."
In February, the Obama administration announced a compromise which forces insurance companies rather than religious employers to pay for things like contraception.