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The Catholic Bishops and their Republican allies argue that the Obama administration's regulation requiring insurers and employers to offer reductive health coverage at no additional cost sharing is an "unprecedented attack on religious liberties" that will force houses of worships to sacrifice deeply held beliefs. In reality, the rule, part of the Affordable Care Act, exempts houses of worship and other religious nonprofits that primarily employ and serve people of the same faith. But religious groups contend that its conscience protections are too narrow. A closer examination of the Obama provision, however, reveals that the conscience language closely mirrors the existing provisions in at least five states. Twenty-eight states already require employers, including most religiously affiliated institutions, to cover contraception...

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