Here's Why Obama's Birth Control Battle With The Catholic Church Could Pay Off

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Best Opinion:  America Blog, Wash. Post, LA Times…President Obama is taking flak from religious institutions and Republican presidential candidates over his decision to make employers, including Catholic universities and hospitals, cover contraception in their employees’ health insurance plans.

Hoping to avoid a backlash, White House aides are promising to look at ways to make the policy “more palatable” to religious-affiliated institutions. While many punditsclaim this controversy will hurt Obama’s re-election effort, others aren’t so sure.

Here, four reasons Obama’s birth control mandate might actually help him secure a second term:

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