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In December, more than 60 evangelical and Jewish leaders wrote to Mr. Obama to say that most faith-based organizations would not be protected by the “religious-employer” exemption. Many religious organizations in addition to Catholics are “deeply troubled by and opposed to the mandate and the narrow exemption,” they said.
Birth control is widely used in the United States, with 82 percent of sexually active women aged 15-44 using the pill at least once in their lifetimes, according to a federal study undertaken in 2008. Many employer health plans already cover contraception, usually with co-pays from employees.
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Cheryl Wetzstein covers family and social issues as a national reporter for The Washington Times. She has been a reporter for three decades, working in New York City and Washington, D.C. Since joining The Washington Times in 1985, she has been a features writer, environmental and consumer affairs reporter, and assistant business editor.
Beginning in 1994, Mrs. Wetzstein worked exclusively ...
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