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The decision is "a radical incursion into freedom of conscience," said Deirdre McQuade, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. "Never before in U.S. history has the federal government forced citizens to purchase directly what violates their beliefs."
The March, first held on Jan. 22, 1974, "is the single largest annual civil rights demonstration," said Deirdre McQuade, a communications official at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, which is involved in a number of religious events held in conjunction with the march.