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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Republican war on women spreads to the states

Posted By on Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 1:10 PM

National Republicans have been spooked by the fierce blowback to congressional efforts to legislative restrictions on women's health coverage, particularly to restrict coverage of contraception, even by secular employers.

Undeterred, some of the nuttier states are forging ahead. Such as Arizona, which is attempting to legislate state limits on contraception coverage. It will provide some leeway for women who use birth control pills for medical reasons, but they'll have to make their private medical records available so the government can judge whether they are really medically qualified are just trying to have some protected sexy time. There'll be none of that in Arizona. Opponents also argue this bill could allow religious organizations to fire employees who obtain contraception on their own if employers disapprove of such.

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