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  •  It's the White House thatseems dazed and confused (2+ / 0-)

    on contraception coverage.

    •  It isn't about contraception coverage, it is about (2+ / 0-)
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      foresterbob, Mistral Wind

      making Obama talk about it.  Something people do.  Something people think.  Something no one talks about.

      They do not care about BC.  They care about making Obama talk about it.

      . . . from Julie, Julia. "Oh, well. Boo-hoo. Now what?"

      by 88kathy on Fri Feb 10, 2012 at 06:11:12 AM PST

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      He's taken a very solid stand on this- making sure women can still get contraception at no cost from their insurers and leaving  the employer out of the decision entirely.
      The bishops won't be satisfied, but at this point, they look rather silly:

      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 relationship between the religious employer and the insurance company will not need to have any component involving contraception. The insurance company will reach out on its own to the women employees. This is better for both sides, the source says, since the religious organizations do not have to deal with medical care to which they object, and women employees will not have to be dependent upon an organization hostile to that care in order to obtain it.
      http://abcnews.go.com/...

      If you can separate sex from procreation, you have given women the ability to participate in society on an equal basis with men. -Gloria Feldt

      by skohayes on Fri Feb 10, 2012 at 06:26:26 AM PST

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    •  Alright, Alright, Alright! n/t (0+ / 0-)

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