Media outlets from Colorlines
to the National Organization for Women
have been talking about the supreme court case which began today between Hobby Lobby and 99 other for-profit employers and the Affordable Care Act’s mandate that employers not restrict women’s access to birth control on religious grounds. We’re also watching closely, because the decision on this case could have implications beyond just birth control access (think: STI treatment, HPV vaccines, mental health care, maternity leave, HIV treatments, and any other health care need that could be argued to conflict with an employer’s religious beliefs).
Check out the Guttmacher Institute analysis of the case and this Talking Points Memo which provides all the facts at a glance. Protests are happening across the country. Here’s a list of ways to take action on this case, and also check out NOW’s #Iheartbc hashtag to stay updated and join the conversation.