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Protesters rally against health-care mandate
Orange County Register

Several hundred people rallied in the Plaza of the Flags to express their opposition to a federal health-care mandate that they say violates their religious liberties. A crowd estimated by police at 500, and by organizers at 1,700, attended a Stand Up for Religious Freedom rally Friday and heard a series of speakers, representing a variety of religious faiths decry a mandate by the federal Health and Human Services Department that requires employers to purchase insurance that provides free contraceptives, surgical sterilizations and abortion-inducing drugs through their health plans, regardless of their convictions.

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