Schakowsky supports birth control for all

Daily Northwestern - February 9, 2012

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Evanston), who spoke out in favor of President Obama’s new policy on birth control in a conference call Wednesday.

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Evanston) and three other Democratic congresswomen advocated President Barack Obama's new policy on birth control during a news conference call Wednesday. The policy would require all employers who provide health insurance to provide birth control without a co-pay to women employees.

Americans United for Change, a labor-backed group aligned with Democrats, hosted the conference call after Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) vowed to overturn the policy, denouncing it as a violation of religious freedom because its coverage includes religiously affiliated organizations such as schools and hospitals. Boehner threatened legislative action if the Obama administration does not change its stance.

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