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Bishops reject contraception compromise

Allies warned of response to birth control decision

WASHINGTON - It is not like he was not warned.

As President Obama considered a decision on birth control that would turn into an unexpected political nightmare, he heard it from inside and outside the White House: He risked a fierce backlash if he required religious employers to provide insurance coverage for contraception in violation of their beliefs.

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