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Catholics, Obama, contraception coverage: DNC video has Obama's back

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WASHINGTON--A day after President Barack Obama revised rules about who pays for women to get free contraception coverage in her employers' health insurance plan--in the wake of complaints from the Catholic Church--the Democratic National Committee released a video backing Obama's moves.

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The Obama re-election team believes that female voters--including Catholics--put a high value on getting birth control costs paid for through their health plans. Three GOP presidential contenders--Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich--have made Obama's compromise for religious employers into an issue of religious liberty rather than contraception coverage. Under the revised deal, religious employers--hospitals and non-profits, for example--do not have to pay for birth control coverage for female workers; instead the insurance companies will deal with the women directly.

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