Abortion coverage was a key sticking point during the congressional debate on the new health law. Lawmakers eventually agreed to let states decide. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Archbishop Joseph William Tobin of Indianapolis prays at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' annual fall meeting in Baltimore on Nov. 12. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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In a hearing Wednesday, Rep. John Shimkus of Illinois questions Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius about which insurance plans offer abortion services. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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