White House offers compromise on birth control coverage

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration on Friday offered a compromise on controversial new health care rules that would allow religious employers to exclude contraceptives from health insurance for their employees, but would still guarantee those employees access to free coverage for birth control. The proposed compromise follows months of protest and legal action by the Roman Catholic Church, Protestant evangelicals and others groups who argued that the President Barack Obama’s health care reform law forced them to violate religious tenets against contraception. …
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