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Abortion and contraception coverage opt-out bill heads to Oklahoma Senate

BY BARBARA HOBEROCK, TULSA WORLD Modified: February 22, 2013 at 3:00 pm •  Published: February 22, 2013
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OKLAHOMA CITY - Employers in Oklahoma could opt not to include contraceptives and abortions in employee insurance plans under a measure that secured passage by a Senate committee Thursday.

The measure, Senate Bill 452 by Sen. Clark Jolley, R-Edmond, passed the Senate Business and Commerce Committee by a vote of 9-0 with no debate and now heads to the full Senate.

"Notwithstanding any other provision of state or federal law, no employer shall be required to provide or pay for any benefit or service related to abortion or contraception through the provision of health insurance to his or her employees," the bill says.

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