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Associated Press Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, New York Democrat, said Wednesday the Obama administration should promote contraception as a human right, domestically and throughout the world.

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President Obama on Wednesday held his first news conference since winning re-election, warning that the U.S. could experience another recession if his tax proposal doesn’t receive GOP support. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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President Obama on Wednesday held his first news conference since winning re-election, warning that the U.S. could experience another recession if his tax proposal doesn’t receive GOP support. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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President Barack Obama focuses his gaze on a reporter as he responds to question regarding the criticism of UN Ambassador Susan Rice and the Benghazi, Libya attacks, during a press conference in the East Room at The White House in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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President Barack Obama focuses his gaze on a reporter as he responds to question regarding the criticism of UN Ambassador Susan Rice and the Benghazi, Libya attacks, during a press conference in the East Room at The White House in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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President Barack Obama focuses his gaze on a reporter as he responds to a question regarding the criticism of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice and the Benghazi, Libya, attacks, during a press conference in the East Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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President Barack Obama makes an opening statement during his first news conference after Election Day, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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President Barack Obama makes an opening statement during his first news conference after Election Day, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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President Barack Obama makes an opening statement during his first news conference after Election Day, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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** FILE ** President Barack Obama makes an opening statement during his first news conference after Election Day, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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** FILE ** President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, June 28, 2012, after the Supreme Court ruled on his health care legislation. (AP Photo/Luke Sharrett/Pool)

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This Aug. 4, 2010 file photo shows President Barack Obama standing with AFL-CIO Presidet Richard Trumka after he spoke about jobs and the economy at the AFL-CIO Executive Council in Washington. ìThere are things the president can do, and we'll be expecting that leadership from President Obama," Trumka told reporters after the election. Topping the list, for now, is a push to raise taxes on wealthy Americans and discouraging Obama from agreeing to any deal with Republicans over the looming "fiscal cliff" that cuts into Social Security and Medicare benefits. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

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After a seven-week pause, Congress returns Tuesday to a crowded agenda of unfinished business overshadowed by the urgent need for President Barack Obama and lawmakers to avert the economic double hit of tax increases and automatic spending cuts, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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After a seven-week pause, Congress returns Tuesday to a crowded agenda of unfinished business overshadowed by the urgent need for President Barack Obama and lawmakers to avert the economic double hit of tax increases and automatic spending cuts, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said Monday the Obama administration is close to a decision on how many American troops will stay in Afghanistan after the U.S.-led combat mission ends in 2014, noting the decision could come in the “next few weeks.” (Associated Press)

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Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said Monday the Obama administration is close to a decision on how many American troops will stay in Afghanistan after the U.S.-led combat mission ends in 2014, noting the decision could come in the “next few weeks.” (Associated Press)

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2008: As a presidential candidate, Barack Obama flies over Baghdad with the U.S. commander. Iraq’s government welcomed Mr. Obama with a message of apparent common ground on American troop withdrawal. (Associated Press)

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President Barack Obama walks in as he delivers pizzas to volunteers during an unscheduled visit to a local campaign field office, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012 in Orlando Fla. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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President Barack Obama holds up a pen as he speaks about the economy and the deficit, Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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** FILE ** President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, June 28, 2012, after the Supreme Court ruled on his health care legislation. (AP Photo/Luke Sharrett/Pool)