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Lawmakers Rally in Support of Reproductive Rights Bill

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City and state lawmakers gather at City Hall in support of a bill that would prohibit the firing of an employee over their reproductive healthcare decisions.

They say they want to make sure workers can't be discriminated against because their employers disagree with their decisions on pregnancy and birth control.

There are already privacy protections around employee healthcare spending, but some say that's not enough.

"There's nothing that says in our labor law you can't be discriminated against because of personal reproductive health decisions. And think until recently none of us sat around going wow is that something we have to be worried about? But now because of Hobby Lobby and other cases moving through the supreme court, apparently we really do have to be worried."

"We have to make sure to ignite women all over the country around this very important issue that could affect our reproductive health."

The bill was passed by the state Assembly, but has not been brought to a vote in the Senate.

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