by Kathy Greenier, Reproductive Freedom Project Director
Remember the Supreme Court’s decision in the Hobby Lobby case? The Supreme Court discriminated against women, plain and simple, when it ruled that business owners can force their personal religious beliefs on their employees by denying them birth control coverage.
But, you can help stop discrimination against women in the workplace and protect women’s personal health care decisions. A bill before the Virginia General Assembly, House Bill 2287, ensures that, regardless of an employer’s personal beliefs, an employer cannot retaliate against an employee because of an employee’s reproductive health care decisions, including the decision to access birth control.
Private decision making about birth control and other reproductive health care decisions should be left to a woman and her doctor, not her boss or a politician.
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