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Walker would undo birth control law


MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Gov. Scott Walker's budget would repeal a state law requiring insurance companies cover prescription birth control.

Walker's budget released Tuesday would undo the law signed in 2009 by his Democratic predecessor Gov. Jim Doyle. Passage of the bill, which took effect last year, came after more than a decade of trying by Democrats.

The mandate had been fought by anti-abortion groups and Catholics but supported by Planned Parenthood and public health groups.

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