|By Chris McDaniel, The Sun, Yuma, Ariz.|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
"It would just open the door to every employer and every insurer in
HB 2625 was passed by the state House Thursday with a 39 to 18 vote. It proceeds to the state
While proponents claim the bill was crafted to protect religious freedom, Howard believes it does the opposite.
"Those that are characterizing this as a religious freedom debate are wrong," he said.
"It's about women's health. This legislation ... basically infringes on the religious freedom of the employees, (and) their ability to seek out health care that fits their faith is taken away. It enables the employer to impose his or her particular brand of faith on everybody who works for that company. That is not an example of religious freedom."
If the bill does become law, women in
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