Brown Statement on Supreme Court Ruling Limiting Access to Women's Health Coverage

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court ruling on Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. The ruling opens the door for closely held corporations to make personal health care decisions for their employees:

“Health care decisions should be made by women and their doctors – not by their bosses. This Court’s deference to corporations is once again all too apparent, and I’m disappointed that the Supreme Court opened the door so that corporations can make personal health care decisions for their employees. We must work to ensure that all employees affected by today’s decision maintain cost-free access to women’s health care. If religious freedom is to mean anything, Americans must be able to have their own beliefs, rather than their employers’ beliefs imposed upon them. Corporations are not people.”



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