Improving women's access to birth control is one of the best ways to help prevent unintended pregnancy and thus reduce the need for abortion. Everyone can agree on that, right?
Actually, there are anti-contraception groups working to take away birth control coverage from women.
Let's start at the top. What is no-cost birth control? It means that women can get their prescription birth control without a copay. This is especially important for women who cannot afford copays or other charges that some insurance plans used to require for prescription contraception.
The federal health-care law requires newly issued health plans to cover—at no cost—certain preventive-health services including contraception. The Obama administration's final policy made sure women of all faiths who work at religiously affiliated hospitals, universities, and service organizations can get contraceptive coverage.
Anti-contraception forces, led by members of Congress, corporate bosses, and groups like the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, want to repeal this policy. Several CEOs who oppose birth control, including the head of the billion-dollar craft supply chain Hobby Lobby, sued to get out of covering it.
Hobby Lobby's case went all the way to the Supreme Court. In a 5-4 decision, five male justices ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby. They went out of their way to declare that discrimination against women isn't discrimination.
We're deeply disappointed in the Supreme Court's decision. But we're not done fighting for this important benefit for women.
- We can't repeal the Supreme Court's decision, but Congress can fix it! Sign the petition to Congress.
- Share this graphic on Facebook to show you won't stand for the Supreme Court's blatant discrimination against women.
- Show why you support birth control coverage! Print our sign, take a photo, and post it on your social media sites with the hashtag #NotMyBossBusiness. You can get some ideas here.
- Read our full reaction to the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court decision.
- Learn more about our campaign and the importance of no-cost birth control.
NARAL Pro-Choice America Slams Senate GOP Leadership for Blocking Bill to Reverse SCOTUS Hobby Lobby Ruling; TV Ad Airs Today Calling Out Republican Leader McConnell for Anti-Women Votes - July 16, 2014
News & Updates
Forty-three senators sided with CEOs instead of women and voted against the "Not My Boss' Business" Act, which would have reversed the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling.
Pro-choice advocates came out in force to speak out against the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision and to stand up for birth control coverage.
The impact of the Supreme Court ruling in the Hobby Lobby case could go far beyond birth control coverage.
Heather Busby, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Texas, shows how her state's anti-choice laws and the Supreme Court's ruling for Hobby Lobby are making it so "if you get pregnant and you don’t want to be, there’s almost nothing you can do about it."
In its decision in the Hobby Lobby case, five male justices went out of their way to say discrimination against women isn't discrimination.