U.S Senator Tim Kaine with 34 other fellow senators introduced legislation last week to reverse the Hobby Lobby decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. The legislation was introduced Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act. The Burwell v. Hobby Lobby decision denies women access to critical health care services, including contraception which is a guaranteed service under the Affordable Care Act.
Senator Kaine released the following statement after a minority of senators blocked the decision to protect women’s rights to 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.”
Contraception is also a preventative measure for other challenges to women’s health. Here is my interview with U.S. Senator Tim Kaine giving us the Real Deal from Capitol Hill.
Clovia & Sen Kaine Discuss Protection of Women’s Health Care [AUDIO] was originally published on kissrichmond.com