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Can White House, Religious Leaders, GOP Reach Consensus on Birth Control?

February 9, 2012

A new birth control mandate was under duress this week as Roman Catholic officials said it violated Church teachings and Republicans said it threatened religious freedom. Ray Suarez discusses the rule with Anthony Picarello of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Methodist Federation for Social Action’s Jill Warren.

 
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  1. February 9, 2012 9:39 PM

    The funny thing is that this is nothing new. Something like 22-28 states already have this requirement for religious organizations to carry contraception insurance coverage as employers. Plus, according to recent polls the average Catholic voter is in favor of the HHS rule by 58%.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/post/why-white-house-sees-political-opportunity-in-the-contraception-battle/2012/02/07/gIQAZ9hryQ_blog.html?wprss=rss_policy

    The only group against it are the white evangelical Christians

    It seems like this is, once again, an issue of the loudest voices dominating the debate and creating a controversy where there really is none.

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