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Mo. Lawmaker Readies Challenge To State Coverage For Sterilization, Contraceptives

A lawmaker in Missouri prepares to challenge the state government's insurance coverage that includes sterilization and contraceptives. In the meantime, a group prepares to appeal a ruling upholding the health law's contraception coverage mandate to the Supreme Court.

St. Louis Beacon: Missouri Legislator Challenges State Insurance Coverage For Contraception, Sterilization
State Rep. Paul Wieland could be starting a legislative trend in Missouri with his suit that challenges the Missouri government's new group insurance coverage that covers sterilization and contraceptives, including some birth-control drugs or devices that he says induce abortion (Mannies, 8/15).

The Hill: Critics Of Contraception Mandate Vow Supreme Court Appeal
Critics of the contraception mandate in President Obama's health care law said they will appeal to the Supreme Court after a federal appeals court declined to re-hear their case Wednesday. Alliance for Defending Freedom, one of the organizations challenging the contraception mandate in the courts, said it will ask the Supreme Court to consider whether the mandate is unconstitutional (Baker, 8/14).

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