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CT GOP candidates prescribe over-the-counter birth control pills

Blister pack of oral contraceptive pills

WASHINGTON – To counter Democratic attacks that they are soldiers in a “war against women” some GOP candidates across the nation, including at least two in Connecticut, are advocating for changing federal laws to allow the purchase of over-the-counter birth control. Continue Reading →

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Blumenthal touches off political war over abortion bill

Looking over Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal's shoulder at a hearing on abortion laws.

WASHINGTON– Sen. Richard Blumenthal touched off a passionate debate on Capitol Hill Tuesday with a hearing on the hot-button issue of abortion, arguing state legislatures have no right to promote laws that limit access to the procedure. Continue Reading →

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CT lawmakers back bill that would reverse Supreme Court Hobby Lobby ruling

WASHINGTON – Two female Connecticut lawmakers, Reps. Rosa DeLauro and Elizabeth Esty, were quick to back legislation Wednesday that would reverse the Supreme Court decision to allow companies with religious objections to opt out of the Affordable Care Act’s mandate health plans for employees include birth control coverage. Continue Reading →

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