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With Birth Control Lawsuit, Whither Catholic Voters?

The Catholic vote got tougher for President Obama -- not to mention for some Senate Democrats in a handful of battleground states -- following Monday's lawsuit by Catholic University, the University of Notre Dame and the Archdiocese of Washington against the administration over its birth control policy.

Under its health insurance overhaul, the administration requires employers to cover contraception in their health insurance plans. After an outcry from church-affiliated groups earlier this year, Obama offered a compromise in which insurers would cover the costs if employers had religious objections.

But that compromise has not passed muster.

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