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WASHINGTON, Sept 2 (LSN) – The pressure from so-called “women’s groups” on Congress to require federal employee health plans to cover abortifacient birth control appears to be growing. Both the US House and Senate have approved separate measures requiring the contraceptive coverage, but a conference to reconcile differences still must take place. This gives pro-lifers a last chance to halt the measure, but abortion advocates are urging Congress to stay its course.  American Life League (ALL) called on Congress today to “vote for life; vote against the ‘pill bill.’” ALL President Judie Brown said “How tragic it is in our nation when members of Congress can assert that killing a tiny human being in the womb by the use of chemical compounds is somehow, in a twisted type of logic, a ‘service to women’.” ALL stressed that the birth control methods in question, including Norplant,  Depo-Provera and the pill, are in fact abortifacients. “[They]can act to cause an abortion in the first few days after a new life begins at fertilization.”

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