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Representative Steven Rothman, D-N.J., et al. introduced H.R. 464, the Compassionate Assistance for Rape Emergencies Act of 2007, on Jan. 12 to require hospitals that receive federal funds through Medicare or Medicaid to provide information on emergency contraceptives and offer such products to female patients being treated following sexual assaults. The bill was referred to the Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means committees...

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