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Contraception rights activists rally outside Supreme Court

By DANA CARLSON

Capital News Service

 

RICHMOND — Women’s choice advocates rallied outside the Supreme Court this past Tuesday in support of the Affordable Care Act birth-control benefit as the oral arguments in the Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood v. Sebelius were heard.

Despite the frigid temperatures and precipitation, representatives of NARAL, Planned Parenthood, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health and other volunteers from across the state and the country shared the message: birth control is not my boss’ business.

“Hobby Lobby and Conestoga are corporations, and corporations do not have religious freedom: They are not people,” said Dana Sikon, a forensic autopsy technician who traveled from Richmond to be at the rally.

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