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Religious leaders say fed birth control coverage policies violate religion freedoms

Published 02/16/2012, Associated Press

Religious leaders told a House panel today the Obama administration was violating basic rights to religious freedom with its policies for requiring that employees of religion-affiliated institutions have access to birth control coverage. President Obama last Friday modified that policy so that insurance companies, and not the organization affiliated with a church, pay for birth control costs, but that didn't satisfy those testifying at the hearing.

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