Ruling highlights women’s issues

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Ruling highlights women’s issues

GOP hails birth-control decision as victory for religious freedom
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Ruling highlights women’s issues

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Who and what is affected by birth-control ruling?

Many people may not have heard of the crafts store chain Hobby Lobby or know what a “closely-held” business is before the Supreme Court decided a case involving the retailer Monday.
Closely-held corporations are defined by the Internal Revenue Service as those where more than 50 percent of the value of the outstanding stock is owned by five or fewer individuals during the last half of the tax year. About 90 percent of U.S. companies are closely held and most of those, like Hobby Lobby, are family-owned.
Also, the Supreme Court decision doesn’t affect the birth-control methods that are most commonly used.
It doesn’t affect:
Birth-control pills.
Condoms.
Sponges.
It does affect:
Plan B “morning-after pill.”
Ella “morning-after pill.”
Hormonal intrauterine devices (IUDs).
Copper IUDs.
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