Thousands expected at Missouri Capitol rallies

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 | 12:51 p.m. CDT; updated 4:57 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, March 27, 2012

JEFFERSON CITY — Thousands of people are expected at the Missouri Capitol for rallies about federal health care policies and state legislation.

Inside the Capitol on Tuesday, religious and anti-abortion groups plan to protest President Barack Obama's policy requiring insurance companies to offset the cost of free birth control for women working at church-affiliated institutions.

Outside the Capitol about the same time, unions plan to rally against efforts by the Republican-led state legislature to enact what they describe as anti-worker polices. Speakers are to include Gov. Jay Nixon, who has vetoed bills limiting lawsuits on workplace discrimination and injuries.

At a hotel near the Capitol, others will be rallying against Obama's health care overhaul in conjunction with U.S. Supreme Court arguments on the law.


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