Contraception Controversy

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
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State lawmakers have approved a bill requiring all hospitals to inform rape victims of medication they can take to prevent an unwanted pregnancy.

The bill includes Catholic and other religious hospitals.

It also allows health care workers who object to emergency contraception to refer victims to another worker.

Some Catholics are opposed to the bill because it doesn't tell rape victims what the emergency contraception does and the process it goes through... which, in their view, is a form of abortion.

The bill is up for a vote in the senate once more before moving to Governor Owens' desk.

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