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(RNS) The Obama administration on Friday unveiled new rules on its controversial contraception mandate designed to provide greater flexibility for religiously affiliated organizations though not for privately owned businesses.

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  1. […] White House expands religious exemptions to contraception mandate (RNS) The Obama administration on Friday (Feb. 1) sought to placate religious groups by broadening religious exemptions and giving faith-based organizations more room to maneuver around its controversial contraception mandate, but the new rules offer … Read more on Religion News Service […]

  2. […] White House expands religious exemptions to contraception mandate That original HHS definition said that in order to qualify as a religious employer who would not have to provide free contraception insurance an entity would have to be a nonprofit that had “the inculcation of religious values as its purpose” and … Read more on Religion News Service […]

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