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President Obama is scheduled to make a statement at 12:15 ET on today's announcement by the White House on the ginned-up "controversy" over providing basic women's health care:

The new compromise offered by the White House is that the insurer for the religious entities in question, rather than the employer, would be responsible for providing contraceptive coverage free of charge for employees. Insurers would also be responsible for informing employees of those benefits. Senior administration officials say that this policy is intended to accommodate religious liberty while still providing affordable access to preventive health services to all women.
Naturally, given that the only "compromise" that would have satisfied the Conference of Catholic Bishops was "removing the provision altogether" for all women, we can expect them to condemn today's actions.

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