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Letter: Fargo city employees deserve coverage for birth control

Support for family planning leads to better education attainment, economic stability, and improved relationships. 

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This letter is in support of city of Fargo employees as they seek coverage for contraceptives through their health insurance plan. As a registered nurse, I know that access to birth control improves maternal and child well-being.

Support for family planning leads to better education attainment, economic stability, and improved relationships. It was disappointing to learn that Fargo is the only one in the tri-city metro that doesn’t provide this in their health plan. 

If the city of Fargo wants to be a welcoming place of employment, it is important to demonstrate care for the health and well-being of employees and their families.

The Fargo City Commission is encouraged to make this change.

Terri Hedman lives in Fargo.


This letter does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Forum's editorial board nor Forum ownership.

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