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Democrats Set Up Senate Vote On Bill To Overturn Hobby Lobby

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The bill, written by Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Mark Udall (D-CO), would clarify that employers may not opt out of covering contraceptives or other preventive services in their insurance plans without co-pays, even if business owners object to the services on religious grounds.

For Democrats, the legislation is also a rallying cry to their younger voters, particularly women, ahead of a tough mid-term election.