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Birth control debate heats up

Date: February 14, 2012
By: Sherman Fabes
State Capitol Bureau
Links: SB 749

President Obama has been under fire recently about how his health care program handles birth control. And now as a reaction, a Missouri state Senate committee has endorsed legislation dealing with the same issue.
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Wrap: The Senate business committee has passed a bill on Tuesday allowing businesses to not provide insurance coverage for birth control or abortion --- if it's against the employer's religious beliefs.

Representing every Catholic Bishop of Missouri, Bishop John Gaydos of Jefferson City said it is imperative for this bill to be passed quickly.

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Description: "Regulators proceeded to write a rule that violates the moral and religious convictions of Americans."

A spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood of Missouri says medical treatments would be even more difficult to access.

The committee passed the bill by a six to two vote along party lines.

The bill will now move to the Senate floor.

From the state Capitol, I'm Sherman Fabes. Newsradio 1120, KMOX.

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