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Annamarya Scaccia

Annamarya Scaccia is an independent journalist who has reported extensively on law and policy, domestic violence, sexual violence, reproductive and sexual health, transgender issues, and disability among other rousing topics. In addition to Rewire, her work has appeared in the NY Daily News, Philadelphia Weekly and Philadelphia City Paper, and at The Consumer Eagle, Next City, Quest Magazine, The Raw Story, and Role/Reboot. Annamarya was a 2011 Fellow for the Peter Jennings Project for Journalists and the Constitution, and is the author of the poetry and prose collection, Destiny for a Tragedy. Follow her on Twitter @annamarya_s.

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Florida Sen. Marco Rubio Introduces Legislation to Overturn ACA Birth Control Mandate

Annamarya Scaccia

It seems that no reproductive justice victory can stand free of assault by the anti-choice set. On Monday, January 30, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla) introduced legislation that would overturn the Department of Health and Human Services mandate requiring religiously-affiliated organizations to provide free birth control with their employee health plan packages.

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Religious Exemptions and Contraceptive Coverage: How Far Can Denial Go and Still Be Constitutional?

Annamarya Scaccia

The Department of Health and Human Services has included contraceptive coverage as essential preventive care under the Affordable Care Act, while exempting organizations with an explicit religious mission from having to comply. For some, this exemption does not go far enough. But how far can religious right organizations go in denying their employees access to essential preventive care?