Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) released the following statement today after the Supreme Court ruled that for-profit “closely held” corporations with religious objections have the right to deny providing contraception coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Birth control is basic health care for women, and 99% of sexually active American women have used contraception at some point in their lives; 95% of Americans consider use of contraception to be a form of personal responsibility.
Senator Markey on SCOTUS Hobby Lobby Decision: Damaging for Women’s Health and Constitutional Rights
Today, the Supreme Court issued a sharply-divided decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Burwell. In these cases, large for-profit corporations argued that they have religious freedom that is violated by federal Affordable Care Act rules requiring insurance plans to cover contraception. The Supreme Court ruled today that closely-held for-profit corporations have the right to a religious exemption from these rules.
On Monday June 30th the Supreme Court will make a decision in the Conestoga Wood and Hobby Lobby Supreme Court Cases.
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In FSFP Legal Director Ron Fein's new Huffington Post piece, 'Corporate Religion' Threatens Everyone he begins with with the following question and statement; "What religion does ExxonMobil observe? How about Cargill, or Ford? If the question seems absurd, that's because it is -- corporations don't have religions."
Read this new article by FSFP President John Bonifaz being featured in Roll Call, It's Time to Overrule the Supreme Court on Money in Politics.
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