WH to offer 'accommodation' on contraceptive rule

Rick Moran
Reading this ABC News story by Jake Tapper on what the White House considers "accommodation" with Catholic bishiops, no one should get too excited about it. The move, based on state models, will almost certainly not satisfy bishops and other religious leaders since it will preserve the goal of women employees having their birth control fully covered by health insurance. Sources say it will be respectful of religious beliefs but will not back off from that goal, which many religious leaders oppose since birth control is in violation of their religious beliefs. One source familiar with the decision described the accommodation as "Hawaii-plus," insisting that it's better than the Hawaii plan - for both sides. In Hawaii the employer is responsible for referring employees to places where they can obtain the contraception; Catholic leaders call that material cooperation with evil. But what the White House will likely announce later today is that the relationshio between the ...(Read Full Post)

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