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Rep. Bonamici Statement on Hobby Lobby Legislation

July 9, 2014
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici released the following statement regarding the House of Representatives legislation in response to the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling.

“As a member of the Pro-Choice Caucus, I am proud to co-sponsor this legislation to prohibit privately-held corporations from discriminating against women by denying them basic health care coverage. Thousands of women rely on family planning services like birth control. Much like a mammogram, birth control is preventive health care and should be available to all women.”

“This legislation will ensure that a woman’s boss can’t interfere with her health care. The Supreme Court’s decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby has created unequal access to care in which women are denied coverage for certain medications simply because their employer objects to them. The health decisions a woman makes with her physician should never be under the direction of her employer.”