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The Takeaway

GOP Rep. Steve Chabot on the Birth Control Mandate

Friday, February 17, 2012

The religious freedom restoration act of 2012 is the latest wrinkle in a debate over contraceptive use in America. Last month, President Obama announced a mandate that would require faith-based employers to cover contraceptive care. Women's rights advocates have supported this measure, but members of the clergy and republicans in Congress have rallied against it in the name of religious freedom. The Takeaway asked listeners where they fell in the argument.

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Opinion: The GOP's Gender Gap is Real—and Poses Big 2012 Problems

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The GOP has had a continuous and serious deficit in the support it receives from women in the United States. The contraception debate hasn't helped.

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WNYC News

White House Moves Away From NY Model on Birth Control Mandate

Saturday, February 11, 2012

President Barack Obama announced Friday plans to modify a new federal demand that religious employers offer workers free coverage of birth control pills — moving away from a version of the policy that exists in New York.

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Opinion: There is No Right to Elective Treatments Like Contraception

Friday, February 10, 2012

It's absolutely wrong for the government to force a church to provide health coverage that covers birth control, in most cases. But it has nothing to do with religion.

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