According to a report from CNN, President Obama will announce a ‘compromise’ today where he will state that his administration has met the met the demands of Catholic organizations in the ongoing contraception debate. As we know, earlier in the week, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sibelius announced that, under Obamacare, Catholic universities and hospitals as well as other religious organizations (other than places of worship) would be required to offer the same services as non-religious establishments, even if these services were regarded as immoral according to that religion’s dictates.

Later, it was revealed that VP Biden as well as former White House Chief of Staff Daley had warned the President that taking this action would enrage Catholics, who have a lot of political power in swing states. Since the announcement, a number of Democratic Senators, including such reliable liberals as John Kerry, have announced their opposition to the plan.

Under the ‘compromise’, the exemption will now be expanded to cover all religious employers. Instead, insurance companies will be encouraged to offer a separate insurance policy to cover these benefits. This change satisfies both sides of the debate. Sister Carol Keehan, head of the Catholic Health Organization, said of the agreement, it has …” “has responded to the issues we identified that needed to be fixed… (it) protects the religious liberty and conscience rights of Catholic institutions.” Planned Parenthood says that this new plan “does not compromise a woman’s ability to access these critical birth control benefits.”

There, was that so hard, once you’re not blinded by your own ideology?