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White House Stands Firm on Contraception Rules

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Wall Street Journal, June 28, 2013

The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, a public-interest law group representing several of the groups suing to block the requirement, said the final rule was “the same old, same old.” “This doesn’t solve the religious conscience problem because it still makes our non-profit clients the gatekeepers to abortion and provides no protection to religious businesses,” said Eric Rassbach, deputy general counsel for the fund. “The easy way to resolve this would have been to exempt sincere religious employers completely, as the Constitution requires. Instead this issue will have to be decided in court.”