The Northwest Herald writes about the recent federal decision to require contraception coverage for most health insurance plans, and how the Catholic community is responding. The ACLU of Illinois has been convening panel discussion events throughout Illinois about the "War on Contraception" and attacks to birth control access nationwide and throughout the state as part of our Defending the Targets of Intolerance campaign.

“We think that it is critical that ... contraceptives be available because they play such a critical role for women in terms of health care, and we think that the broad availability of them is critically important,” said Edwin C. Yohnka, director of communications and public policy for the ACLU of Illinois.

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