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New England News
12:45 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Rallies Planned over Birth Control Mandate

President Barack Obama signs the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act into law.
(US Government photo)

Protests are planned in Connecticut and around the country over the Obama administration mandate that employers provide workers birth control coverage.

The mandate requires employers to provide health insurance that includes birth control for workers. The plan sparked protests from faith leaders because it included most religious nonprofits such as hospitals and colleges.

Religious and civil rights organizations are holding protests today in New Haven and other cities called "stand up for religious freedom."

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