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Obama Backs Off Birth Control Policy

President Barack Obama declared today he’s found a solution to a birth-control uproar that will protect religious liberty but also ensure that women have access to free contraception, as he rushed to defuse an election-year issue that threatened to overtake his administration. Capping weeks of growing controversy, Obama announced he was backing off a newly announced requirement for religious employers to provide free birth control coverage even if it runs counter to their religious beliefs. Instead, workers at such institutions will be able to get free contraception directly from health insurance companies/Associated Press. More here. (AP photo: President Barack Obama and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius leaving press conference this morning)

Question: What do you make of the move to satisfy Catholics and other religious groups by President Obama?


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