The Supreme Court has issued a ruling that gives employers the power to deny women the new birth control benefits of the Affordable Care Act — allowing bosses to force their personal beliefs on employees.
The five justices who ruled against women's health today are out of step with most Americans — the public overwhelmingly supports the birth control benefit by a nearly two-to-one margin. Justice Ginsburg spoke for us in her powerful dissent when she said, "[The court's decision] would deny legions of women who do not hold their employers' beliefs access to contraceptive coverage."
Do you agree? Join the dissent, and send a message to lawmakers, employers, and the Supreme Court: our medical decisions belong to us, not our bosses.
Subject: JOIN THE DISSENT
To The Supreme Court:
To the five members of the Supreme Court who have given bosses -- based on their own personal beliefs -- the power to deny women coverage for birth control:I dissent. Your ruling is an insult to the generations of women who have fought for control over their own bodies and their own futures. It is a step backward, and a threat to the future of women's health and rights in America. To employers like Hobby Lobby, who believe that their personal beliefs are more important than women's fundamental rights:I dissent. Religious freedom means that every person should be allowed to follow her own conscience, whether she owns a company or works for an hourly wage. Women earn health care coverage the same way they earn a paycheck -- and they shouldn't have it taken away because of the personal views of their employers.To the politicians who support the Supreme Court's decision -- and want to go even further to deny more women access to birth control:I dissent. I will continue to fight for the right of every woman to make her own private medical decisions without interference from anyone -- not her boss, not politicians, not the Supreme Court. I call on lawmakers at every level to take immediate action to protect women's access to health care no matter what their bosses say. This is about our health and our lives. This is about our fundamental right to have control over our own bodies. This is about justice. And I'm not done fighting back.
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