Contraceptive Coverage & The Catholic Church

Catholic leaders and the president are at odds over requiring Catholic organizations to cover contraception for employees, despite last week's compromise. Carol Marin and her panel take up the debate on Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm.

Last Friday, President Obama announced a new policy to ensure that women have access to free preventive care, including contraception, no matter where she works. Religious employers will not be required to provide contraception, but insurance companies will be required to directly provide it to all women, free of charge. Watch the president's remarks in the video below.

Archbishop of Chicago, Francis Cardinal George, issued a letter about the contraception mandate calling it an "unjust law." Read the letter in the PDF below.

Should employees of Catholic organizations have access to free contraceptive coverage? Post your comments below or sound off on our discussion board!

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