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Protests mark Supreme Court hearing on contraceptives
Protests mark Supreme Court hearing on contraceptives

A springtime snowfall dampening their signs, if not their spirits, several hundred activists divided into opposing groups Tuesday on the plaza in front of the Supreme Court to make their own opening arguments over the Affordable Care Act. The point of contention: the law's requirement that privately owned businesses provide employees with health insurance that covers contraception. Supporters offered up call-and-response volleys of, "Pro-birth control, pro-family." Opponents countered with the chant, "Pro-faith, pro-freedom, pro-life." Margaret Keeler juggled an umbrella in one hand and a sign reading "Stand up for religious freedom" in the other. ...

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