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Americans reject religious freedom argument regarding birth control

Despite the Catholic Church’s efforts to frame the federal government’s decision requiring health insurers to cover birth control as a matter of “religious freedom,” a new poll shows that almost 70 percent of the Americans believe the decision was a “matter of women’s health, not religious freedom.”

Catholic voters support Obama on birth control

Polling released this weeks indicates that a strong majority of Americans, including a majority of Catholics, support President Obama's stanch on making few exceptions to the mandate that health insurance plans include access to no-cost contraceptives.

Bishop conference lobbies against mandating contraception in health plans

Despite the overwhelming acceptance of birth control among Catholics, the hierarchy of the Catholic Church continues to ask U.S. lawmakers to restrict access to contraceptive services.