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Contraceptive Coverage Debate

A health care mandate would require religious organizations to include contraceptives in their employees' health care plans.

A new federal law mandates that health care insurers must cover contraceptives for women free of charge.  While churches will be exempt from the new rule, many Catholic organizations that were previously exempt from covering contraceptives for their employees say it infringes on their right to religious liberty.  However, advocates for affordable contraceptives say the policy changes will improve access for women and reduce health care costs.

Join us Friday at 12 p.m. with your questions for our guests as they talk about the policy changes. Visit this site to be part of our live chat, follow us on Twitter @NoonEdition, or join us on the air by calling in at 812-855-0811 or 1-877-285-WFIU.

Guests:

Kosali Simon- IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs Professor, Specializing in Economics and Health Insurance Policy

Chrystal Struben– Vice President of Communications, Development and Education for Planned Parenthood of Indiana

Father C. Ryan McCarthy- Reverend with the Archdiocese of Indianapolis

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