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May 5, 2020 / Press Releases

NARAL Pro-Choice America Releases Statement as Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Birth Control Case


For Immediate Release: May 5, 2020

Contact: media@prochoiceamerica.org 

WASHINGTON, DC — Tomorrow, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Trump v. Pennsylvania, a challenge to the Trump administration’s rules that would allow virtually any employer or university to declare itself exempt from the Affordable Care Act’s landmark requirement that health insurers cover birth control without co-pays. NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue released the following statement:

“The Trump administration’s push to undermine this essential part of the Affordable Care Act could rob countless people across this country of their dignity and ability to determine their own futures. These reckless attacks on birth control access are nothing more than another shameless effort by the radical right to advance their agenda of power and control, no matter the cost to women and families. Every body deserves birth control coverage, and your boss or school shouldn’t be allowed to interfere with what kind of coverage you can get. 

The Trump administration’s rules put ideology above our health and well-being — and thanks to Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Courteven access to birth control is on the chopping block thanks to a fringe political agenda. We will never stop working to hold accountable all politicians who enabled Trump and his dangerous attacks on reproductive freedomincluding the senators who greenlit Kavanaugh’s confirmation.”

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NARAL Pro-Choice America and its network of state affiliates and chapters are dedicated to protecting and expanding reproductive freedom for all. For more than 50 years, NARAL has worked 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. Since 1969, NARAL has made history, grown to over 2.5 million members, and met the moments that have defined this fight with action, power and freedom. 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.”

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

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