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Contraception rule stirs controversy

Kane County Chronicle - February 9, 2012

"This rule would require faith-based employers – including Catholic charities, schools, universities, and hospitals – to provide services they believe are immoral," Boehner said. "In imposing this requirement, the federal government has drifted dangerously beyond its constitutional boundaries, encroaching on religious freedom."

Boehner vowed the rule will not stand.

But Democratic House women, U.S. Reps. Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut, Jan Schakowsky of Illinois, Lois Capps of California and Gwen Moore of Wisconsin, praised the change in a press conference hosted by Americans United for Change.

"That all women should have access to contraception without copay is a common sense reform that is long overdue," DeLauro said. "This is a victory for women."

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