“This Hobby Lobby decision is outrageous, and we’re going to do something about it”, spouts Senator Harry Reid the democratic Senator from Nevada. On Wednesday, July 9 Reid and fellow democrats will try to overturn the Religious Freedom Act. This Act allows business such as Hobby Lobby to be exempt from the Obamacare contraceptive mandate.
Senate Democrats to unveil bill to override Hobby Lobby decision
By Wesley Lowery/The Washington Post
Congressional Democrats will unveil legislation Wednesday that would override the Supreme Court decision in the Hobby Lobby case by requiring most employers to provide federally-required contraception and other health services even if they have religious objections.
The Hobby Lobby v. Burwell decision, a 5-4 ruling by the high court last week, said that business owners with religious objections could exercise their right to not cover some kinds of contraception in employee health insurance packages. In response, Democrats vowed to make access to contraception a legislative priority for the remainder of the congressional term.
“One thing we’re going to do during this work period, sooner rather than later, is to ensure that women’s lives are not determined by virtue of five white men,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said on Tuesday. “This Hobby Lobby decision is outrageous, and we’re going to do something about it. People are going to have to walk down here and vote, and if they vote with the five men on the Supreme Court, I think it’s — they’re going to have — be treated unfavorably come November with the elections.”
Read the complete story about Senate Democrats and the Religious Freedom Act being overridden at The Washington Post
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