Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy On The Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby Decision
June 30, 2014
The same five justices who ruled that corporations should be treated as persons when it comes to campaign contributions have done it again. Now they have ruled that closely held corporations should be treated as individuals when it comes to denying their workers access to affordable contraception. To these justices, your boss’s private views can trump your own medical needs and health insurance choices.
This is a ruling that will most hurt women who work hourly jobs and who struggle just to make ends meet. I hope that, despite this decision, most American businesses will still choose to leave personal medical decisions to their employees.
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