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Obama announces more religious opt outs for birth control


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Official portrait of President-elect Barack Obama on Jan. 13, 2009.(Photo by Pete Souza) (Pete Souza, © 2008 Pete Souza)
Official portrait of President-elect Barack Obama on Jan. 13, 2009.(Photo by Pete Souza) (Pete Souza, © 2008 Pete Souza)
Updated: 2/01/2013 10:48 am Published: 2/01/2013 10:47 am


WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is announcing a broader opt-out for religious nonprofits that object to providing health insurance that covers birth control.

The administration is allowing religious nonprofits to offer coverage that does not include contraception. In such a case, a third-party issuer will handle all business related to providing birth-control coverage for women, according to a source familiar with the changes who spoke only on condition of anonymity.

Religious groups had said the old birth-control coverage rule violated their religious beliefs. Many filed lawsuits or said they would simply not comply.

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aleman - 2/1/2013 6:00 PM
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I don't know...might of been better if his mother had opted for birth control...

billw001 - 2/1/2013 11:52 AM
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They (The Government) are telling Hobby Lobby to bad, screw off... So it will be ok for some but not all.. People can thank obummer for the changes. They should have asked what changes....
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