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Federal regulation will override plan B agreement

Hartford Courant, December 22, 2008

A federal regulation set to take effect in the final days of the Bush administration threatens the carefully crafted agreement that guarantees all Connecticut hospitals provide emergency contraception to rape victims, according to the state's Attorney General. The rule, issued by the Department of Health and Human Services, reinforces protections for healthcare workers and institutions who refuse to provide services they object to, including abortion.