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Contraception Ruling Serves As Political Pitch

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July 16, 2014 AT 7:07 AM
In an election-year pitch to female voters, Democrats on Wednesday pressed for legislation that would restore free contraception for women who get their health insurance from companies that object on religious grounds. The Senate scheduled an afternoon vote on advancing the bill, which responds to last month's Supreme Court ruling that businesses with religious objections could deny coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law. Republicans were expected to block the measure, which they deem a political stunt with no chance of becoming law.