Black women already have low and inconsistent use of birth control due to access barriers, and Monday’s Hobby Lobby decision is one more that puts effective care out of financial reach for many in need.
Thanks to the conservatives on the Supreme Court, corporations now have a whole new basis for objecting to government regulations.
Jonathan Mann sings a song based on Justice Ginsburg’s dissent lamenting the Supreme Court’s decision in the Hobby Lobby case, which will allow closely held companies to deny contraceptive coverage to their employees, and encouraging us to unite and keep fighting against harmful court decisions such as this one.
The decision did not strike the contraceptive benefit in the Affordable Care Act entirely, but it did leave it hobbled.
I have seen countless women reduced to tears and shaking, just for trying to access the health care to which they are constitutionally entitled. That isn’t peaceful assembly. That is harassment, hiding behind the First Amendment.
In striking a Massachusetts buffer zone law, the U.S. Supreme Court has dramatically reframed the debate over balancing the rights of patients and providers with the rights of abortion protesters.
According to the Roberts Court, Massachusetts had not shown that it tried to address clinic protests in a less restrictive means than enacting a fixed 35-foot buffer zone.
On Monday, the Roberts Court denied a request by attorneys for the state to let a requirement that abortion providers have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital go into effect.
The high court hasn’t yet ruled on buffer zones or Hobby Lobby, but it did say a legal challenge to an Ohio elections law can proceed.
A new report says that the federal government is the largest funder of low-wage jobs for working women and people of color, and that President Obama should take executive action to help lift them into the middle class.