The Supremes have spoken!
Two major decisions have come down affecting women’s health. You can read about the buffer zone here and a full text of the Hobby Lobby decision here. I’m sure Uppity or SophieCT could probably write an excellent post about all this…until then…what say you Uppityites?
Elimination of “Buffer Zones”…..(shhh…except for the “Buffer Zones” in front of the Supreme Court!)
and the Hobby Lobby case…..
Right now, I’m leaning more toward these Supremes:
Here’s the response from the White House:
“The Supreme Court ruled today that some bosses can now withhold contraceptive care from employees’ health coverage based on religious views that their employees may not even share. President Obama believes that women should make personal health care decisions for themselves rather than their bosses deciding for them. Today’s decision jeopardizes the health of women who are employed by these companies. As millions of women know firsthand, contraception is often vital to their health and well-being. That’s why the Affordable Care Act ensures that women have coverage for contraceptive care, along with other preventative care like vaccines and cancer screenings.”
“We will work with Congress to make sure that any women affected by this decision will still have the same coverage of vital health services as everyone else. President Obama believes strongly in the freedom of religion. That is why we have taken steps to ensure that no religious institution will have to pay or provide for contraceptive coverage. We’ve also made accommodations for nonprofit religious organizations that object to contraception on religious grounds. But we believe that a company should not be able to assert their views to deny employees federally mandated benefits. We will, of course, respect the Supreme Court ruling, and will continue to look for ways to improve Americans’ health by helping women have more, not less, say over their personal health decisions that affect them and their families.”
As usual, Obama passes the buck. He will “…work with Congress..” oh yeah, how’s that been workin’ for you so far?
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