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Office of Sen. Al Franken
July 31, 2014

Dear Maddmedic,

Thank you for contacting me about women’s access to contraceptives. I appreciate hearing from you on this important issue.

One of my main priorities as a United States Senator has been to ensure that women and families have access to the full range of health care choices. I have fought to make sure that women with private health coverage in Minnesota have access to important preventive health care services – including birth control – free of charge. Ninety-nine percent of women use birth control at some point in their lives, and more than half a million women in Minnesota have benefited from the requirement in the Affordable Care Act that insurance companies provide preventive health services, including birth control, free of charge.

I was deeply disappointed in the Supreme Court’s decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, which will deny some women access to the…

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