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Editorial

Obama’s compromise respects rights of church and of women

February 21, 2012
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The compromise on contraceptive coverage announced by President Obama earlier this month has failed to quell the acrimonious debate around the issue. Under the revised rules, Catholic institutions will not be required to directly subsidize birth control pills and the morning-after pill, which church officials consider morally wrong. But their insurance companies will, and that’s too much for the bishops, who want a blanket exemption for Catholic institutions.

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