Sen. Boxer urges passage of Protect Women's Health from Corporate Interference Act
Champion for women’s health, Senator Barbara Boxer, published an important blog piece in the Huffington Post this week – Why Are We Still Fighting Over Birth Control in the 21st Century?
Senator Boxer spoke out on the senate floor in a speech urging passage of the Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act - called the "Not Your Boss' Business Act".
View her full speech:
Senator Boxer is right – coverage of birth control is not just about contraceptives, it is also about equality for women. Women’s health deserves equal justice under the law. The vote is today - July 16.
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As Senator Boxer said:
"In the 21st century, we should not be arguing over access to birth control. Instead of allowing these critical medical decisions to be made by politicians, judges or corporate CEOs, let's leave important choices about health care where they belong: with women, families and their doctors."
"The Religious Freedom Restoration Act was written to protect an individual's freedom of religion. But the conservatives on the court turned the law on its head, ruling that a corporation can put its own ideology ahead of the religious freedom and health care needs of its employees. Perhaps it's not surprising coming from the same justices who decided in Citizens United that corporations have the right to more speech than average citizens."