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Supreme Court / Religion and Contraception #1125904

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jun 30, 2014
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Supreme Court: Pete Williams) The Supreme Court ruling that employers cannot be forced to provide contraceptive coverage if it violates their religious beliefs examined; scenes shown of Hobby Lobby supporters cheering and of protestors; details given about the claim that providing insurance coverage for contraceptives under Obamacare would be the equivalent of paying for abortion and about the response from Speaker of the House John Boehner & Representative Nancy Pelosi; opinion from the dissenting justices quoted; poll findings cited. [Hobby Lobby owner Barbara GREEN†- praises the decision.] [Center for Reproductive Rights president Nancy NORTHUP†- says the individual religious beliefs of the woman should matter.] [Supreme Court expert Tom GOLDSTEIN†- comments on the possibility of businesses refusing to hire serve other customers on religious grounds.] [White House press secretary Josh EARNEST†- says the decision jeopardizes the health of women employed by these companies.] The ruling on labor unions that represent government employees noted.

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