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Contraception controversy coming to Illinois ballots

Posted by wlpo on July 7, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) – Does the Hobby Lobby court case have you fired up?

Governor Pat Quinn has signed a November ballot question that asks if you think prescription drug coverage plans should be required to include birth control. Illinois already requires insurance providers that cover prescription drugs to also cover FDA-approved contraceptive drugs for women.

Republicans argue it’s a gimmick intended to boost Democratic voter turnout.

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