Press Statement
Women’s Health Leader Applauds Obama Administration for Acting to Protect Coverage for Birth Control, Warns that Birth Control Remains Under Attack

“At this time when opponents of women’s health are taking extreme steps to deny women coverage for birth control, we applaud the Obama administration for taking steps to protect this essential coverage.

The nation was stunned when the Supreme Court allowed employers to deny women coverage for birth control in the Hobby Lobby decision, and then again just three days later when the Court struck another blow against contraceptive coverage in the Wheaton College case.

Birth control is basic health care for women, which is why women have so much at stake in this debate. There is no excuse for Congress to continue kowtowing to anti-choice extremists; instead, both the House and Senate should act quickly to ensure that no woman will be denied coverage for the contraception she needs, regardless of where she works and what views her boss holds.”

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