Missouri law would be toast if mandate goes into effect

A conscience clause in Missouri that protects individuals and religious organizations who opt out of insurance plans that cover emergency contraceptives and birth control is in danger if a federal rule goes into effect. “This would really put a hole right through that law and basically say, ‘These are mandated benefits now, we’re sorry,’” said Mike Hoey of the Missouri Catholic Conference, public policy agency of the state’s bishops. Hoey said opposition to the mandate is widespread. “Most Americans at this point identify themselves as

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