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N.H. Democrats backing birth control coverage

CONCORD, N.H. - Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Maggie Hassan and Democratic legislative leaders urged defeat Tuesday of a House bill that would allow employers with religious objections to exclude contraceptive coverage from their health plans.

“Women should have freedom to make their own health care decisions,’’ Hassan, a former state senator from Exeter, said at a State House press conference. “The Legislature wants to give that power to employers. We should not go back to the days where women were paying up to $1,000 more a year out of pocket for basic health care.’’

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