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Roundup of Reaction to New White House Contraception Rules E-mail
Written by Don Byrd   
Wednesday, 06 February 2013

The reviews are mostly positive regarding the contraceptive coverage rules proposed Friday by HHS. (You can read details about the new rules here.) Here is a brief roundup:

Associated Baptist Press' Bob Allen quotes BJC Director Brent Walker (whose statement you can read here), approving of a both/and solution regarding women's health and religious liberty.

The Washington Post editorial board calls the rule proposal a "sensible solution."

E.J. Dionne notes that the move appears to be an olive branch to Catholic leaders.

Think Progress quotes Catholic leaders who had been vociferous opponents of the mandate speaking approvingly of the new rules.

Meanwhile, columnist Michael Gerson refers to the change as nothing more than a "parlor trick."

The Christian Post also reports on the Becket Fund's view that the new rules do not address the concerns of the more than 40 plaintiffs who have filed lawsuits challenging the mandate.


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