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Wilson Vetoes Contraception Measure Law

California Governor Pete Wilson vetoed a health insurance bill yesterday which included coverage of federally approved contraception methods. He stated that the increased cost to health insurance could hurt small businesses. But, Assembly woman Jacki e Speier (D-Burlingame) who sponsored the bill, commented at a press conference, attended by representatives from many women’s groups, that every $1 spent on contraception save $4 to $15 in other costs. She commented that Wilson’s veto clearly represente d, “a reproductive health setback for women and ensures our status as a Third World country in terms of family planning.”

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NewsHound, San Jose Mercury Press - October 18, 1995