Udall Introduces Bill In Response To Supreme Court Decision On Contraception

July 11, 2014 11:00 PM

Udall Introduces Bill In Response To Supreme Court Decision On Contraception
" DENVER (CBS4)- Senator Mark Udall has introduced a bill in response to the Supreme Court ruling on contraception. It’s getting support from some women’s rights groups.

The high court’s June 30 ruling found that some businesses can, because of their religious beliefs, choose not to comply with the federal health care law’s requirement that contraception coverage be provided to workers at no extra charge.

Udall calls his bill the “Protect Women’s Health From Corporate Interference Act.” He said it would prevent companies from deciding women’s healthcare decisions.

He said the Supreme Court’s ruling unfairly burdens women in accessing what he calls essential healthcare services.

“This decision was misguided and wrong,” said Udall. “Colorado women should never have to ask their bosses for a permission slip to access common forms of birth control or other health services.”

Udall touted his legislation in Denver as he was flanked by Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro-Choice. He believes contraception is a fundamental right for all women.

“The women who went to work for Hobby Lobby signed up to work at a craft store not a religious organization,” said Udall "

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