Meet 11 Anti-Choice Politicians Who Oppose No-Cost Birth Control
Have you heard that Hobby Lobby, a chain of arts-and-crafts stores, is still trying to refuse to provide insurance coverage for its employees' birth control?
Even after a federal judge ruled that Hobby Lobby must comply with the birth-control policy under Obamacare, the company wasted no time in appealing the decision.
It's certainly ridiculous to see a private company try to impose its bosses' beliefs on its employees. But now, 11 extreme anti-choice politicians have signed a brief arguing that Hobby Lobby should be able to do just that:
- Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.)
- Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.)
- Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho)
- Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)
- Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah)
- Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.)
- Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)
- Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.)
- Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.)
- Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas)
- Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.)
What makes these guys so bad? For starters, every one of these extreme anti-choice politicians has voted against women's reproductive freedom.
Every politician on this list has voted to defund Planned Parenthood and cut Title X family-planning programs.
And every senator on this list voted for legislation allowing bosses to deny their employees birth-control coverage.
Affordable birth control allows us to control our own lives and write our future. That's why every time we get closer to achieving contraceptive coverage for nearly all American women, anti-choice politicians up their legislative attacks.
Tell these anti-choice politicians to focus more on their Hobby Lobby projects like popsicle-stick birdhouses and scrapbooking. They should leave important reproductive-health care decisions to women and their families.