Problem Solved?

GOP Senators Back Contraception Move

The reaction to President Obama’s adjustment to his controversial birth-control-coverage rule has been mixed. While some Catholic groups have expressed support for the president’s decision to allow religious organizations to opt out of covering their female employees’ birth control, many prominent Republicans are still unhappy with the requirement. Republican Sens. Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe, however, pushed for changes to the original rule and are now pretty satisfied. “It appears that changes have been made that provide women’s health services without compelling Catholic organizations in particular to violate the beliefs and tenets of their faith,” wrote Snowe in a statement. “According to the Catholic Health Association, the administration ‘responded to the issues [they] identified that needed to be fixed,’ which is what I urged the president to do in addressing this situation.”