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Wednesday, March 05, 2003

Failure to Cover Oral Contraceptives On Medical Plan - Sex Discrimination?


That is the question to be resolved in a lawsuit filed by Planned Parenthood in federal district court in Portland Oregon according to a story in Yahoo News, Workers Sue Railroad Co. for Birth Control Coverage. Clearly Planned Parenthood is no slouch in the pr department since according to Omaha tv station KVET, the lead plaintiff is Jackie Fitzgerald of La Grande, Ore, an Air Force and Gulf War veteran who has worked as a Union Pacific trainman since 1998.


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