WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans say they’ve won an election-year victory from a Supreme Court ruling that allows some companies to opt out of providing contraception to women under the nation’s new health care law.
But Democrats have also found encouragement from the ruling. They say it will be unpopular with younger voters and women who depend upon health insurance for birth control — two groups Democrats want to rally in this year’s midterm elections.
Republicans say the decision is a win for religious freedom and offers more evidence that President Barack Obama’s signature policy achievement is deeply flawed. Democrats say it brings attention to women’s reproductive rights, an issue Democrats have tried to highlight in key Senate races this fall.
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