Obama: Birth control policy meets everyone’s needs
President Barack Obama says a revamped birth control policy will both protect religious liberties and protect women's access to contraception.
By Ben Feller|February 10, 2012 at 07:35 AM
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Friday 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.
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