Payne Deeply Disappointed in SCOTUS Hobby Lobby Decision

Jun 30, 2014 Issues: Local Issues

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) released the below statement following the decision by the Supreme Court of the United States in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, allowing for-profit corporations to exclude birth control coverage in their employees’ insurance plans:

“I am deeply disappointed in today’s Supreme Court Hobby Lobby decision as it is a devastating blow to women’s reproductive rights and reverses the progress this nation has made over the last 40 years.  Bosses have no business in making an employee’s reproductive decisions for her.  What a woman chooses regarding her health care is a private decision between her and her doctor only.  Today’s Supreme Court decision sets a dangerous precedent and is a direct attack against women and their privacy rights.  I am hopeful that Congress can put forth a legislative fix to such an attack that continues to move this nation forward and further protects women’s reproductive rights.”