Birth Control Mandate Sparks Protests Around The Country

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Friday, June 8, 2012

A federal government mandate to require employers to provide health insurance that includes birth control for workers has sparked protests across the country.

Some faith leaders opposed to a federal mandate requiring employers to provide health insurance that includes birth control for workers are holding protests in several cities around the country.

President Barack Obama has offered a compromise in which insurers would bear the cost of the birth control instead of religious employers. But Roman Catholic bishops have said the prospective new rules don't do enough to protect religious liberty.


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