Friday, July 13, 2012
MO Gov. Nixon Vetoes Expanded Exemption from Contraceptive Coverage Mandate
CBS News: Mo. governor vetoes bill on contraception coverage:
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed legislation Thursday that would have expanded religious and moral exemptions from insurance policies covering birth control, thus avoiding a potential conflict with a new contraception policy put forth by President Barack Obama's administration.
Nixon said he supports religious and ethical exemptions from contraception coverage that already exist in Missouri law. But he said the new bill could have extended those exemptions to insurance companies, allowing them to deny birth control coverage to women who want it. . . .