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Schatz Calls Supreme Court Ruling Blocking Women’s Access To Health Care Disappointing

Supreme Court Ruling Allows Certain Employers to Deny Birth Control Coverage for Women

Honolulu, HI – In a divided decision, the U.S. Supreme Court today ruled in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby that closely-held private corporations can impose their religious beliefs on women by denying them birth control coverage as part of their health insurance.  U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) released the following statement on the ruling.

“Employers should never have the right to make personal health decisions for women,” Senator Schatz said.  “I am deeply disappointed in today’s Supreme Court ruling on Hobby Lobby.  This decision sets a troubling legal precedent and puts the health and welfare of women and their families at risk.”