Missouri Birth Control Court

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(KPLR) – A federal court has struck down a Missouri law allowing local employers to deny their employees access to affordable birth control.

Part of the federal ‘Affordable Care Act’ calls for access to ‘no co-pay’ birth control that went into effect in August of 2012. The ruling cites a provision in the U.S. Constitution that declares federal laws take precedence over contradictory state laws.

Planned Parenthood of Kansas and mid-Missouri are calling the ruling a victory.

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