Saturday, February 11, 2012

Obama Birth Control

  • WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obamas political shifting over contraception coverage has united conservative Republicans in protest even as they split over which GOP presidential hopeful should face him in the general election.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • President Obama moved swiftly Friday to quell a politically perilous uproar involving two hot-button issues: birth control and religious institutions.
  • (NPR News)
  • WASHINGTON -- What birth control debate? A half-century after the introduction of the pill, acceptance of birth control by American women is virtually universal.
  • (Cape Cod Times)
  • The Rev. Joshua McCarty has spent the past two years working on a video series that highlights the Catholic Church's view on birth control. It's a piece on the theology of the body, and the priest at St.
  • (Bowling Green Daily News)
  • It includes a requirement that most religious-affiliated employers cover birth control costs regardless of their beliefs. On Friday, after three weeks of controversy that pitted the nations Catholic bishops against the White House, Obama retreated.
  • (Post-Crescent)
  • The White House has support from a key Catholic health group on its compromise birth control policy. Sister Carol Keehan heads the Catholic Health Organization.
  • (Boston Globe)
  • WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rushing to end a political uproar, President Barack Obama on Friday will announce that religious employers will not have to cover birth control for their employees after all, The Associated Press has learned.
  • (Yahoo Finance)
  • The Obama administration made the right call when it decided to protect access to affordable birth control for millions of women. All women should have access to contraception, no matter where they live or work.
  • (The Star-Ledger - (blog))
  • Reaction to President Barack Obamas birth control compromise: ___ Its absolutely unacceptable. Its just an economic shell game because it, for religious employers, requires indirect funding of contraception and abortifacients.
  • (AP -

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