Religious Groups Already Offer Contraception Coverage In 28 States

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The Obama administration has come under considerable pressure from religious organizations to broaden the definition of which institutions can avoid the Affordable Care Act's mandate to provide preventive health care services to women without additional cost sharing. These groups are accusing Democrats of waging a religious war against Christians by requiring they provide services -- such as birth control -- that may violate Church teaching. But as NPR's Julie Rovner reports this morning, Christian affiliated groups already offer coverage for contraception in 28 states, eight of which don't include the kind of conscience protections that are part of the administration's proposed regulation:

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