February 10th, 2012
11:45 AM ET

Obama announces contraception compromise

By Alan Silverleib, CNN

President Barack Obama announced a compromise Friday in the dispute over whether to require full contraception insurance coverage for female employees at religiously affiliated institutions.

Under the new plan, religiously affiliated universities and hospitals will not be forced to offer contraception coverage to their employees. Insurers will be required, however, to offer complete coverage free of charge to any women who work at such institutions.

Female employees at churches themselves will have no guarantee of any contraception coverage - a continuation of current law.

- CNN Belief Blog

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soundoff (68 Responses)
  1. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer really changes things

    February 11, 2012 at 2:28 pm |
    • Nope

      *The statistical studies from the nineteenth century and the three CCU studies on prayer are quite consistent with the fact that humanity is wasting a huge amount of time on a procedure that simply doesn’t work. Nonetheless, faith in prayer is so pervasive and deeply rooted, you can be sure believers will continue to devise future studies in a desperate effort to confirm their beliefs."""""`~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

      February 13, 2012 at 10:32 am |
  2. RightTurnClyde

    Obama thinks he is a dictator just like Castro or Papa Doc. He thinks he can order everyone to do whatever he decides. Not just the Catholics but Arizona and Mississippi .. the Cambridge police, the Mexican banditos ... he thinks he can just order everyone as he pleases. Maybe now everyone else is waking up to just what their messiah is trying to dictate.

    February 11, 2012 at 12:54 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Do you often have such delusions?

      February 11, 2012 at 10:25 pm |
    • tallulah13

      Blah, blah, blah. More conservative nonsense. I thought christians weren't supposed to "bear false witness."

      February 13, 2012 at 10:35 am |
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