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July 10, 2015 / Press Releases

NARAL Pro-Choice America: Bad Bosses Receive SCOTUS-Mandated Guidance on For-Profit Exemptions on Hobby Lobby Rule Sanctioning Discrimination


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July 10, 2015

Today, the Obama administration issued a final rule that defines a “for-profit corporation” to clarify those companies allowed to deny their employees birth control coverage now required by law under the Affordable Care Act.

Said Sasha Bruce, senior vice president at NARAL Pro-Choice America:

“The Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision sanctions discrimination. No bosses should have control over what family-planning services their employees use.

“This loophole for bosses to impose their personal views on women in the workplace is a sad consequence of the decision issued by anti-choice Supreme Court justices.

“Just when women think they are moving into the 21st century, they are being told that their rights have discriminatory exceptions. Lawmakers in Congress should pass the Not My Bosses Business Act to stop any employer that tries to bully their staff by deciding when employees can start or grow their families.”

NARAL Pro-Choice America and its network of state affiliates are dedicated to protecting and expanding reproductive freedom for all Americans. NARAL works to guarantee that every woman has the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion. In recognition of its work defending our constitutional right to choose, Fortune Magazine described NARAL as “one of the top 10 advocacy groups in America.”

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Everyone should be able to decide if, when, how, and with whom they start or grow a family.

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