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Otter, Labrador Poke Stick At Women

It's not hard to read the political calculation behind the high-fives Idaho Gov. C.L. (Butch) Otter and Congressman Raul Labrador extended to the U.S. Supreme Court Monday. The court had struck down the part of Obamacare that obligated employers -- such as the owners of the Hobby Lobby chain - to extend health insurance coverage toward contraceptives in violation of their religious conscience. Here was an opportunity for Otter and Labrador to appeal to that core of people who believe -- in spite of all scientific evidence to the contrary - that oral contraceptives and intrauterine devices are abortifacients. Here was another opening to argue against government mandates. And above all else, here was one more way to tag Idaho Democrats with the Obamacare issue/Marty Trillhaase, Lewiston Tribune. More here. (AP file photo)

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