The rule requires employers to provide contraception as part of their health care coverage- that includes religious organizations morally opposed to birth control.
In those cases, it will now be the insurance companies that reach out to employees and provide contraception coverage free of charge.
Catholic bishops blasted the White House for "needless government intrusion."
"We didn't expect that that would be universal support, but we do think this is the right way to go," said White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew.
Republicans are trying to keep this explosive issue front and center. Senate Republicans said they'll push for a vote to overturn the president's policy.