Finalized rules let religious groups opt out of contraception mandate
June 28th, 2013
12:59 PM ET
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Finalized rules let religious groups opt out of contraception mandate

Washington (CNN) – The Obama administration finalized rules on Friday that allow religious-affiliated organizations opposing the use of contraception to opt out of a federal mandate requiring that they provide their employees with insurance coverage for birth control.

The mandates give women at nonprofit, religious-based organizations, like certain hospitals and universities, the ability to receive contraception through separate health policies at no charge.

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  1. They ought to change from the elephant to the hippo...

    A new objection scheduled to occur in 5, 4, 3, ...

    June 28, 2013 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  2. Gurgyl

    These religious idiots better stay out of this. Ok. Church is nothing to do with these rules that we propagate. These rules are for the good of the people–be it Christians, Muslims, Jews, or Hindus.

    June 28, 2013 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  3. Malory Archer

    And when employees or their dependents find themselves facing an unwanted pregancy, those religious organizations should be required to provide for the care and upkeep of those children and the women raising them until they all graduate with doctorate degrees. I mean, according to "governor ooops", it's all about ensuring those children realize their full potential.

    June 28, 2013 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  4. Evergreen

    Even when it is required to treat a medical need like regulating menstral cycles or hormone therapy?

    June 28, 2013 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  5. Steveo

    I wonder how many folks are against this but have no issues with "select" unions and businesses that waivered out of the ACA aka Obamacare?

    June 28, 2013 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  6. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    Ooooohhhh! That bag of lies right wingers have been spewing just fell flat on it's face.

    June 28, 2013 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  7. Sniffit

    Meanwhile, the GOP/Teatrolls in control of NC just voted to get rid of all unemployment benefits. Yes, you read that correctly. The NC economy will now go into a recession within the next couple of months and NC will join its sister state, SC, as an unmitigated disaster.

    You can chalk it up to electoral politics too, because the real motive behind it is easy to understand. GOPers/Teatrolls equate unemployment and almost all other social assistance to "lazy, moocher, taker minorities." Obliterating the unemployment insurance program in the state, they hope, will force all them brown folks who vote for Dems to move to other states.

    June 28, 2013 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |