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Posted: Jul 2, 2014 1:33 PM

Updated: Jul 2, 2014 1:33 PM

NEW YORK (AP) Don't expect a massive wave of companies to stop paying for employees' contraceptives after this week's Supreme Court decision allowing some businesses to refuse to cover birth control.

Some business owners say they won't pay for any forms of contraception. Others say they'll continue paying for most types but not those that work after conception.

But while the ruling applies to most of the country's small businesses, relatively few workers are likely to lose all contraceptive coverage.

Mike Sharrow of C12 Group in San Antonio, which provides faith-based counseling for business owners, says his company pays for what he calls traditional forms of contraception and wants to provide for good employee health care. He just doesn't want to fund what he calls "abortive procedures."

Topics: US--Hobby Lobby-Employers

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