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March 25, 2014


Politics of Contraception Before SCOTUS

The Supreme Court will hear arguments today on whether for-profit companies can refuse to offer certain mandated contraception coverage under the national health-care law due to the owner's religious beliefs.

Wonk Wire rounds up analysis of the the issue.

First Read: "If the court rules that for-profit companies should be allowed to be exempt from the contraception mandate, that COULD be something Democrats and the left could politically capitalize on. Remember, the contraception issue has been an important one for the party, especially among swing female voters. On the flip side, if the court rules that companies shouldn't be exempt, it's hard to see the right get more fired up about the health-care law than it already is."

"Bottom line: There may be more to gain for the left by losing than by the right for losing. (And yes, politically, losing on issues before the Supreme Court can be more galvanizing than winning.)"












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