Monday, June 30, 2014

7-1-14 birth control ruling-wi reaction

Reaction in Wisconsin is mixed to a Supreme Court ruling that says corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.  The justices 5-4 decision Monday is the first time that the high court has ruled that profit-seeking businesses can hold religious views under federal law.  And it means the Obama administration must search for a different way of providing free contraceptives to women who are covered under objecting companies’ health insurance plans.   Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health Executive Director, Sara Finger, says the
ruling is an attack on women's health.  "Shocked and outraged,"  Finger told AM 1170 WFDL's Between the Lines program.  "This is a really sad day for women's health and employees.  Not what we expected, not what we had hoped."   Wisconsin Right to Life director Barbara Lyons says the ruling   “… is a huge victory in protecting  freedoms and conscience rights.,”   Lyons says business owners and taxpayers should not be forced to pay for procedures or drugs which are  morally objectionable to them. 

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