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birth control

A question on the November ballot will ask Illinois voters if insurers should be required to cover birth control as part of their prescription coverage. 

Governor Pat Quinn signed the ballot measure over the weekend.  

Voters will get to weigh in, but Illinois law won't change whatever the result of the referendum; it's non-binding.

Still, Kim Foxx, the chair of Planned Parenthood of Illinois' board, says it will give legislators a tool to fight any possible attempts to eliminate coverage of contraception.

On this Valentine’s Day – still celebrated in some churches as a Feast day – it might be instructive, or reflective, to tie romantic love to brotherly love. In public affairs, that’s difficult.