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Nevada congressman co-sponsors women's health bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Nevada congressman Steven Horsford is co-sponsoring a bill to protect women's health in response to last week's Supreme Court "Hobby Lobby" decision.

Horsford -- who represents Nevada's fourth congressional district, encompassing several counties in central Nevada -- says the bill could prohibit for-profit employers that maintain a group health plan for its employees from using religious beliefs to deny employees coverage of contraception or any other vital health service required by federal law.

The bill would keep in place the existing exemption in the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 for religious employers such as churches, as well as accommodations for religious non-profit groups.