Lawmakers push attorney general to appeal federal contraception rule
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Lawmakers push attorney general to appeal federal contraception rule

Date: April 9, 2013
By: Ke'yanna Johnson
State Capitol Bureau
Links: HCR35

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Lawmakers in the state Capitol are urging the Attorney General to challenge a federal contraception rule that would require religious institutions to provide health insurance for birth control.
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Wrap: Republican House Speaker, Tim Jones  of St. Louis County is  the sponsor of the measure that would challenge the federal contraception rule.

Susan Klein, Executive Director of Missouri Right to Life says the government shouldn't force religious institutions to go against their religious beliefs.

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Description: "Citizens should not be forced to carry abortifacient drugs, if it's against their religious beliefs."

The measure has passed through the House Rules Committee and is headed to the full house.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Ke'yanna Johnson.

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Lawmakers in the state capitol are pushing to reverse a federal measure that requires businesses and institutions to supply health insurance for birth control.
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Wrap: The House Rules Committee  has passed the measure that requests the Attorney General, Chris Koster to appeal the contraception rule.

St. Louis resident Shawn D'Abreu spoke in opposition of the measure.

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Description: "My concern is centered on a misunderstanding of what religious liberty actually is and I believe it's being redefined in a way that's not very helpful for our country."
 
He says the United States has been based on Protestant values which prohibits the state from establishing religion. The birth control measure now goes to the full house. 

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Ke'yanna Johnson.


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