ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Women’s rights advocates say a 2014 Supreme Court decision could jeopardize access to birth control in Minnesota.
They’ve revived a bill at the state Capitol to require most companies to include contraception in their health insurance plans’ prescription drug coverage. Religious institutions and some corporations would be exempt.READ MORE: Minnesota Judge Among Possible Top Supreme Court Contenders
The Supreme Court decision allows some business owners to ignore a law if they object to it on religious grounds. Some say that ruling could allow Minnesota businesses to deny coverage for birth control, vaccines or HIV treatment.READ MORE: Liddell Leads Buckeyes Past Gophers, 75-64
Rep. Erin Murphy says her bill would survive a legal challenge even though it conflicts with the Supreme Court ruling.
The St. Paul Democrat doesn’t yet have any support from House Republicans, who control the lower chamber and set its agenda.MORE NEWS: Minnesota Weather: Friday Kicks Off Stretch Of Warmer Days
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