Supreme Court Ruling Ignites Local Debate

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It's a ruling that's sparking a lot of debate.

"it's very disappointing that women's access to affordable health care is reduced," Family Planning Health Services Outreach Coordinator Frances Irwin said.

"I think it's the right decision in regard to the question of freedom of religion," Hope Pregnancy Resource Center Executive Director Jack Hoogendyk said. "I think it was a good decision by the Supreme Court."

The Hope Pregnancy Center is a faith-based organization. But Hoogendyk says he also supports the ruling from a Constitutional point of view.

"The Constitution clearly states the freedom of religion of its citizens, and I think that's really the core of this issue," Hoodendyk said.

But organizations such as Family Planning Health Services don't support the court's decision.

"With no co-pay, and no deductible with insurance coverage, and with the Supreme Court's ruling today, those who work for privately held corporations may now have to pay full price for their birth control," Irwin said.

The Supreme Court's ruling may be settled. And while some may be in favor, it's evident that the Court's decision is one that hasn't settled well for everyone.


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