Obama offers birth control opt-out

In new way for faith groups, contraception still insurer-paid

Posted: August 23, 2014 at 3:27 a.m.

The new rule is “to help ensure that women have access to contraceptive coverage,” White House spokesman Eric Schultz said Friday in Edgartown, Mass.

President Barack Obama's administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for female employees while still ensuring those employees have access to contraception.

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