Americans United Issues Statement On Obama Contraceptive Rule

Church-State Watchdog Group Says Policy Appears To Protect Employees’ Access To Birth Control At Religiously Affiliated Institutions

Feb 1, 2013

The Obama administration’s proposed rule on access to birth control for employees at religious institutions appears to preserve women’s access to contraception while bending over backward to address religious objections to the prior rules, according to Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

““Birth control is a fact of modern life,” said the Rev. Barry W. Lynn, Americans United executive director. “This proposed rule acknowledges that reality while going out of its way to accommodate religious groups. This should more than satisfy religiously affiliated institutions that have objected to the birth control mandate.”