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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.

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