Female Voters Say "No" to Hobby Lobby Logic
It's been five weeks since the Supreme Court ruled in Hobby Lobby that bosses could deny their employees insurance coverage for birth control - and the blow back is picking up speed across the country.
Female voters have had enough of the attacks on our basic health care. A majority said they won't vote for candidates who side with Hobby Lobby, with a full 71 percent saying that politicians who are rolling back access to birth control have their priorities all wrong. Instead of taking away contraceptive coverage, lawmakers should work to pass legislation to improve access to women's health care.
Pro-choice legislators are leading the charge to fix the Hobby Lobby decision. They've introduced bills in New York, North Carolina, and the District of Columbia to keep bosses from taking away birth control coverage, and even more pro-choice bills are in the works.
But that's not all. Pro-choice members of Congress are also making it a top priority to fix the Hobby Lobby decision. They've introduced the "Not My Boss's Business" Act in both the U.S. Senate and House, and Majority Leader Reid fast-tracked it to try to undo the damage. We came just two votes short. Two votes! We'd have won in the Senate if it weren't for Mitch McConnell and his cronies who think that women should have to pay twice for their birth control.
Members of Congress are back to their states now for the congressional August recess, and we plan to hold politicians who sided with Hobby Lobby accountable for blocking the "Not My Boss's Business" Act, but we need your help!
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