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ACLU fears Obama will 'backtrack' on mandatory contraception, sterilization coverage

Catholic World News - November 23, 2011

The policy counsel of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Washington legislative office is expressing concern that President Barack Obama will grant a wider religious exemption to a mandate that would require all private insurers to provide coverage for birth control and sterilization.

The bishops are “waging a campaign to make Swiss cheese out of the guidelines by creating a loophole for all sorts of religiously affiliated organizations that would deny employees comprehensive insurance coverage that includes birth control,” writes Sarah Lipton-Lubet. “If you read the paper, and you’re among the 99% of sexually active women who have used contraception, you might start to worry … whether the administration is going to ‘cave’ to the bishops’ parochial demands.”

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  • Posted by: Gaby - Nov. 23, 2011 8:05 PM ET USA

    If Obama did back down, that would only maintain the status quo. I don't think the "99% of sexually active women who have used contraception" have any need to worry. They always had ready access to contraception, and they always will, even WITHOUT Catholic institutions providing them.

  • Posted by: Gil125 - Nov. 23, 2011 12:50 PM ET USA

    I doubt that they have anything to worry about.

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