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Video: Sen. Tim Kaine Delivers Floor Speech On Murray-Udall Legislation To Fix Hobby Lobby Decision

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Sen. Tim Kaine nails it, that this is “NOT a case about religious freedom” but really about efforts to deny women access to “contraception.” Thanks for your efforts on this.

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today after a minority of Senators blocked the Senate from considering the Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act  or, the “Not My Boss’s Business Act,” legislation that would reverse the Supreme Court’s Burwell v. Hobby Lobby decision that denies women access to critical health care services:

    “It’s extremely disappointing that a minority of Senators kept us from being able to consider legislation today that would protect women’s right to health care, including contraception, from interference by their employers – interference deemed fair game by the Supreme Court ‘s decision in the Hobby Lobby case. Contraception is an important preventive health service, not only for women, but also for our society. I do not believe the Court should be in the business of singling out one sincerely held religious belief over others, or saying employers can deny coverage of certain health services, but not others. That’s why it’s clear this decision was less about religious freedom, and more about a broad-based effort to deny women access to contraception. I will continue to do everything I can to reverse this attack on women’s health care rights.”

  • STATEMENT OF SENATOR MARK R. WARNER

    ~ On Vote to Protect Women’s Health in Aftermath of Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Decision ~

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) released this statement today following a vote to proceed to debate on the ‘Not My Boss’ Business Act’ to reverse the U.S. Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision. While 56 Senators voted for the cloture motion, 60 were required for passage and the motion failed.

    “Virginia’s women have a right to make their own decisions about contraception without their bosses interfering. I’m proud to have cosponsored and voted today in support of legislation to undo the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision and restore the right of  women to access basic health care.  Individuals clearly deserve to have constitutional protection for their religious beliefs, but for-profit corporate employers should have no role in a woman’s decisions about her own healthcare.”