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GOP adds ‘conscience clause’ anti-abortion language to budget bill

To the laundry list of demands made by House Republicans fighting health care reform, with the shutdown of the government and default on the national debt in the balance, add this last-minute item: limiting contraceptive coverage. Multiple sources are reporting that Republicans have added language to the budget bill before…

Obama official: All women will have ‘free contraceptive services’

Speaking on background Friday morning, a senior administration official told Raw Story that despite the planned “accommodation” for religious groups pushing back against universal contraceptive coverage, “All women will still have access to free preventative care, no matter where they work.” The “accommodation” being made will remove the burden of…