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North Dakotans React to U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Contraceptive Coverage

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The AP & CBS Newspath contributed to this transcript.

The Supreme Court of the United States rules part of the President's healthcare law unconstitutional.

In a 5-4 ruling the Court said that some employers with religious objections to contraception will not need to provide health care that includes it-- to its employees.

The suit was brought on by the religiously owned arts and crafts chain Hobby Lobby.

People across the state have mixed feelings-- but strong feelings-- about today's Supreme Court ruling.

Some religious organizations are calling the ruling a victory.

The Executive Director of the North Dakota Catholic Conference said in a statement today, "No one should be required to give up their religious freedoms as a condition for running a business."

But, the Executive Director of the North Dakota Women's Network says the ruling discriminates against women.

"We are not part of a comprehensive healthcare system. We are-- women's health gets to be booted to the side and treated differently than other healthcare," says Executive Director of the North Dakota Women's Network Renee Stromme.

We also wanted to hear what you had to say about the ruling.

And received a number of Facebook comments regarding the ruling.

Arlene Wolf calls the ruling, "A travesty and injustice for women."

And Brenda McCasson says the Court, "upheld religious freedom."

(Via KEYC) "This ruling will have an impact on nearly 50 pending lawsuits that have been filed by corporations challenging the birth control coverage requirements.

The contraceptives at issue were the morning-after pill and IUDs."

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