Illinois contraceptive care

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(KPLR) – Illinois voters will get their say on the controversial Hobby Lobby Supreme Court case.  Sunday, Governor Pat Quinn signed a law putting a non-binding referendum on the November sixth ballot.  Voters will be asked whether health insurance plans in Illinois that cover prescription drugs should be required to include birth control.

Quinn says he believes the referendum will help continue the progress that has been made to protect and empower women in Illinois.  The governor called last week’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in the Hobby Lobby case “disappointing and distressing.”

The high court ruled  birth control measures can be excluded from employer-provided prescription drug coverage, if it goes against the employer’s religious beliefs.

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  • uniballer1965

    Strong, powerful, independent women don’t need to have government force others to pay for their birth control. The are competent and confident enough to negotiate their benefits without the force of government to coerce the employer to provide the benefit.

    Or, they are able to pick and choose a job and it’s benefits to meet her needs.

    The strong, power and independent women doesn’t need government to negotiate or coerce on her behalf. She is able to negotiate with both her employer and her spouse/partner to address this need without government interference.

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