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March 25, 2014 at 7:58 AM

Seattle activists rally for Supreme Court contraceptive cases

WASHINGTON — Dozens of reproductive-rights advocates from Seattle and around the nation converged on U.S. Supreme Court steps Tuesday morning, as the justices prepared to hear oral arguments on a┬ápair of cases concerning the right of private corporations to refuse to provide mandatory insurance coverage for contraceptives based on religious objections. Elaine Rose, chief executive of…

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January 28, 2014 at 8:15 AM

Patty Murray, Democrats join Supreme Court birth-control case

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell and 17 other Senate Democrats on Tuesday weighed in on a Supreme Court case that pits a new federal insurance mandate for contraceptive coverage against a private corporation’s refusal on grounds it violates the owners’ religious beliefs. The lawmakers filed an amicus brief in Sebelius…

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