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ALPB => Your Turn => Topic started by: Paul T. McCain on August 25, 2014, 08:26:40 AM

Title: Revisions to Obama Contraception Mandates
Post by: Paul T. McCain on August 25, 2014, 08:26:40 AM
In response to the Supreme Court's recent ruling about birth control and private businesses, the Obama administration has released yet more revisions.

Do these "do the trick"? Apparently not.

The dual decisions mark the Obama administration’s latest effort to address a long-running conflict that has pitted the White House against churches and other religious groups. The dispute has sparked dozens of legal challenges, fueling an election-year debate about whether religious liberty should trump a woman’s access to health-care options.

“What these rules do is help ensure that women have access to contraceptive coverage” while respecting religious beliefs, said White House spokesman Eric Schultz.

Yet the latest proposals will likely run up against the same objections, because they still enable employees to receive contraception through their health plans — one of a range of preventive services required under President Obama’s health-care law.